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New England
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Rockstar Games
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Vivendi
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Harmonix
(Video Games)
World War II
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Demiurge Studios
(Video Games)
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(Tech)
 

See also

Rockstar New England

Knowledge Identifier: &Rockstar_New_England

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Rockstar New England

Computer game development company founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Lane Davis add

Category: Business (26)

Founded in 1999.

Countries: United States (57%), (29%), France (14%)

Main connections: New England, Rockstar Games, Vivendi

Linked to: Activision, Sierra Entertainment, Carnegie Mellon University, Turbine

 

Timeline


 

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1999

Davis started Mad Doc Software in Andover in 1999 before shortly moving to Lawrence a year later add something

 

"'Rockstar New England"', formerly "'Mad Doc Software"', is a computer game development company founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Lane Davis add something


2002

In March 2002, Mad Doc completed the World War II flight simulator "Jane's Attack Squadron" add something


2005

In the spring of 2005, the company released "Empire Earth II" add something


2008

Mad Doc was contracted to partner with Propaganda Games and Threewave Software for various map designs for the 2008 game Turok add something

 

On April 4, 2008, Rockstar Games announced that it had acquired the studio and rebranded it Rockstar New England add something


2009

In July 2009, "Empire Earth", alongside other Vivendi properties, was acquired by Rebellion Developments add something


2013

On October 18, 2013, shortly after the release of "Grand Theft Auto V", "Kotaku" editor Superannuation spotted a curriculum vitae of a Rockstar New England employee on LinkedIn, which suggested that the studio was working on the "next version of a famous IP" add something


2014

An April 2014 retrospective by "USgamer", which focused on "games that killed a franchise", editor Mike Williams covered "Empire Earth III" as "buggy, with poor animation, framerate, AI, and combat", and added: "The complexity and depth that made the first two games great was stripped out of this game in an attempt to reach a larger audience add something

 

As of October 2014, Rockstar New England is one of the biggest video game development studios in the Greater Boston area, alongside Turbine, Harmonix and Demiurge Studios add something