Gotham Games

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Gotham Games, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Fate Dissolved
Founded July 22, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-07-22)
Founder Jamie Leece
Defunct December 18, 2003 (2003-12-18)
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.
Key people
Jamie Leece (President)
Parent Take-Two Interactive

Gotham Games, Inc. was an American video game publisher based in New York City. Founded in July 2002 and headed by Jamie Leece, the company was shut down in December 2003.

History[edit]

Gotham Games was launched as a publishing label and subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive on July 22, 2002, with Take-Two Interactive's vice president of publishing and business development, Jamie Leece, promoted to Gotham Games' President.[1] Gotham Games was at the time the third label for Take-Two Interactive, after Rockstar Games and Gathering of Developers, because of which Take-Two Interactive ceased publishing under their own namesake label as part of their "global branding strategy".[2]

At the May 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Gotham Games announced that they were seeking new video game developers who were willing to have their game published by them.[3][4] On December 18, 2003, Take-Two Interactive's chief executive officer, Jeffrey Lapin, announced that Gotham Games had been dissolved as part of a "larger internal re-organization".[5]

Games published[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Developer(s)
2002 Conflict: Desert Storm GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Pivotal Games
Austin Powers Pinball Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Wildfire Studios
Spec Ops: Airborne Commando PlayStation Big Grub
Serious Sam Xbox Croteam
2003 Big Strike Bowling PlayStation Coresoft
Piglet's Big Game GameCube, PlayStation 2 Doki Denki Studio
Patriotic Pinball PlayStation Wildfire Studios
ATV Mania PlayStation Deibus Studios
The Great Escape Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Pivotal Games
Starsky & Hutch Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Mind's Eye Productions
Ford Truck Mania PlayStation Alpine Studios
Conflict: Desert Storm II GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Pivotal Games
Celebrity Deathmatch Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox Big Ape Productions
Ford Racing 2 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Razorworks
Dora the Explorer: Super Spies Game Boy Advance CinéGroupe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take-Two Rolls Out New Publishing Label". Gamasutra. July 22, 2002. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Gestalt (July 23, 2002). "Take 2 label is dead". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gotham Games Soliciting Games At E3". Gamasutra. May 5, 2003. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ IGN Staff (May 5, 2003). "E3 2003: Gotham Seeks New Development". IGN. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Thorsen, Tor (December 19, 2003). "Gotham Games gone". GameSpot. Retrieved February 3, 2018.