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Gremlin was founded in 1984 by Ian Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, and Kevin Norburn, the Financial Director. They originally opened a computer shop in Carver Street, Sheffield, called Just Micro. From there they branched out into a software house. Tony Crowther, already well known for a few Commodore programs was made a company director. Geoff Brown, of US Gold and who had just started Centresoft, was invited to become Managing Director.

In December 1996, Gremlin purchased Scottish developers DMA Design in a deal worth around £4.2m. In April 1999, the company had around 300 employees based at 3 sites.

Gremlin's titles were published in the United States by Interplay. In December 1997, the Company signed a new publishing deal for its Actua Sports (and two non-sports) titles with Fox Interactive.

In the UK, Gremlin distributes directly to large multiples and in Europe, the company sources individual territory distribution deals on a product by product basis whilst still retaining Funsoft as its default distributor.

French publisher Infogrames acquired the Company for £24m in 1999.

Gremlin has also had a budget label, called GBH.

In 2003 Ian Stewart was able to buy back the rights to former Gremlin games from Atari.

Also Known As

  • Gremlin Interactive Limited (from Sep 07, 1994 to Mar 02, 2000)
  • Gremlin Graphics Software Limited (from Oct 18, 1985 to Sep 06, 1994)
  • Gremlin Graphics Softwear Limited (from May 17, 1985 to Oct 17, 1985)
  • Finchpost Limited (from Apr 02, 1984 to May 16, 1985)


Micro Machines(2002)
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips(2002)
Slam Tennis(2002)
UEFA Challenge(2001)
Premier Manager 2000(2000)
Hogs of War(2000)
PGA European Tour Golf(2000)
Wacky Races(2000)
Actua Ice Hockey 2(1999)
Ultimate 8 Ball(1999)
Premier Manager Ninety Nine(1999)
Wild Metal Country(1999)
Body Harvest(1998)
N2O Nitrous Oxide(1998)
Team Losi RC Racer(1998)
Actua Golf 3(1998)
Actua Ice Hockey(1998)
Fox Sports Soccer '99(1998)
Men in Black: The Game(1998)
Outlaw Racers(1998)
Actua Soccer 3(1998)
Actua Tennis(1998)
Premier Manager 98(1997)
Fox Sports Golf '99(1997)
Fragile Allegiance(1997)
Realms of the Haunting(1997)
Realms of the Haunting (Limited Edition)(1997)
Judge Dredd(1997)
Actua Soccer: Club Edition(1997)
Premier Manager 97(1997)
Actua Soccer 2(1997)
Multi Sports(1996)
VR Golf '97(1996)
Premier Manager 97 (1996)
TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4(1996)
VR Soccer '96(1995)
Premier Multi-Edit System(1995)
Slipstream 5000(1995)
Desert Strike and Jungle Strike(1995)
UEFA Euro 96 England(1995)

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Company address and contact information (1999):

Gremlin Interactive Limited
The Green House
33 Bowdon Street
Sheffield S1 4HA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)114 279 9020
Fax: +44 (0)114 273 8601

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