Rockstar Leeds is a British video game developer that was founded in 1997 by Gordon Hall, Jason McGann, Dave Box and Ian Bowden as Mobius Entertainment. In April 2004, publishing label Rockstar Games acquired the company, and rebranded it "Rockstar Leeds".
Today the company has a team consisting of over 30 games designers and programmers, dedicated to handheld game development. The company is situated in Lower Wortley, a town in Leeds, England, in an 18th Century converted church.
The company has developed both Grand Theft Auto games for the PSP, Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, and also helped develop the PS2 port of the former, and Grand Theft Auto:Vice City. They also developed GTA Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS.
Description[edit | edit source]
The studio is based in the eponymous city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Rockstar Leeds has primarily published handheld games for Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, as well as Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and few Grand Theft Auto games for the PSP.
History[edit | edit source]
Rockstar Leeds was founded in 1997 as Mobius Entertainment, by Gordon Hall, Jason McGann, Dave Box, Ian Bowden and Justin Johnson. The company consisted of 75 game designers and game programmers during it's time as "Mobius Entertainment".
During April 2004, the company was acquired by Rockstar Games and was renamed to Rockstar Leeds.
The offices of Rockstar Leeds were once located in a converted 18th century church. After the release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories in late 2005, the studio relocated to the City West office park.
Games[edit | edit source]
As Mobius Entertainment[edit | edit source]
Drome Racers (Game Boy Color)
High Heat Major League Baseball 2002 (Game Boy Advance)
Army Men: Turf Wars (Game Boy Advance)
High Heat Major League Baseball 2003 (Game Boy Advance)
Bionicle: The Game (Game Boy Advance)
Barbie Horse Adventure (Game Boy Advance)
American Idol: The Game (Game Boy Advance)
Max Payne (Game Boy Advance)
A Sound of Thunder (Game Boy Advance)
As Rockstar Leeds[edit | edit source]
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PlayStation Portable, with Rockstar North)
The Warriors (PlayStation Portable)
Manhunt 2 (PlayStation Portable)
Beaterator (PlayStation Portable, iPhone, iPod Touch)
- Rockstar Leeds at IGN. URL accessed on May 23, 2006