Rockstar Lincoln

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Rockstar Lincoln Ltd.
Formerly called
  • Tarantula Studios (1997–2002)
  • Rockstar Lincoln (2002–2006)
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997; 20 years ago (1997)
Headquarters Lincoln, England
Key people
Timothy Bates (general manager)

Rockstar Lincoln Ltd. (formerly Tarantula Studios), is a British video game developer based in Lincoln, England. It is a subsidiary of Rockstar Games and their dedicated quality assurance and video game localization studio.[1]

The studio was founded in 1997 as Tarantula Studios, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, and developed adaptions of video games for Game Boy, Game Boy Color platforms, such as for Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, and original games, such as Las Vegas Cool Hand. Additionally, it developed the PlayStation ports of Kiss Pinball and Hidden & Dangerous. Tarantula Studios was renamed Rockstar Lincoln in 2002 and moved to the Rockstar Games umbrella, solely becoming a quality assurance and video game localization company. The company incorporated as Rockstar Lincoln Ltd. in 2006.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s)
1998 Las Vegas Cool Hand Game Boy, Game Boy Color Take-Two Interactive
Montezuma's Return!
Space Station Silicon Valley Game Boy Color
1999 Hollywood Pinball
Jim Henson's Muppets
Grand Theft Auto Rockstar Games
2000 Austin Powers: Oh, Behave!
Austin Powers: Welcome to My Underground Lair!
Grand Theft Auto 2
2001 Kiss Pinball PlayStation Take-Two Interactive
Hidden & Dangerous


  1. ^ This is Lincolnshire (9 July 2009). "Could you test games for a living?". Lincolnshire Live. Local World. Retrieved 20 October 2016.