Rockstar San Diego, Inc.

Moby ID: 188

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  • Angel Studios, Inc. (from 1985 to 2002-11)

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The company was founded in 1984 as Angel Studios. It was originally a multimedia studio / game developer known for creating computer graphics for games on a variety of platforms, including PC, PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. In November 2002, Take-Two Interactive acquired Angel Studios and the company was renamed Rockstar San Diego.

As a part of the Rockstar family, they continued their Midnight Club series, created the western shooter Red Dead Revolver (2004) and Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (2006).

Credited on 28 Games from 1996 to 2023

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Red Dead Redemption (2023 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Red Dead Redemption II (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Grand Theft Auto V (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Max Payne 3 (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
L.A. Noire (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Red Dead Redemption (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Midnight Club: L.A. Remix (2008 on PSP)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles (2008 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (2006 on Xbox 360, Wii, Xbox One)
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix (2006 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3)
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSP)
Red Dead Revolver (2004 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3...)
Spy Hunter 2 (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Midnight Club II (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
TransWorld Surf (2001 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory (2001 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Test Drive: Off-Road - Wide Open (2001 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Midnight Club: Street Racing (2000 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)

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History +

November 20, 2002

Company acquired by Take-Two Interactive via its Rockstar Games label and renamed Rockstar San Diego.

1985

Company founded.

Trivia +

The company website was formerly located at www.angelstudios.com

Angel Studios produced the computer graphics for the movie Lawnmower Man in the early 1990s.

The company earned an MTV award for their computer graphics work on the Peter Gabriel promo video for "Kiss That Frog".

The company worked with Nintendo Japan for 3 years on the never-released "Buggy Boogie" for the Nintendo 64. The project floundered for many years before being finally dropped when Rare announced Diddy Kong Kong Racing. Shigeru Miyamato was Buggy Boogie's producer.

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