Rockstar: Dan Houser's Legacy
GameOn Magazine|Issue 126 - April 2020
Adam talks about a Rockstar’s legacy.
Adam Kerr

Every industry has its legends and videogames are no different. Influential idols who have shaped the landscape of what we know today. People like Ken Levine and Shigeru Miyamoto. Those whose work you’ve encountered, whether you know it or not. Individuals who inspire creative choices not just now, but far into the future.

Dan Houser is without a doubt, shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest minds this industry is likely to see. In the mid-1990s he took an early concept design known as Race’n’Chase and converted it to a little known title called Grand Theft Auto. Even the most ambitious individual could never have envisioned the juggernaut GTA would become. It’s a legacy he has built since the 90s. Most know him and Rockstar for the GTA series. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t stumbled across that series in some way. It’s a franchise drenched in critical acclaim and commercial success. It’s a series that will be inspiring creativity for generations to come.

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