Rockstar Games (studio known as Rockstar Games NYC) is a video game developer and publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive. The brand is mostly known for the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne and Midnight Club series and their realistic recreations of real cities. It comprises studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios Take-Two Interactive has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division. The Rockstar Games label was founded in New York City, New York in 1998 by Sam Houser, Terry Donovan, Dan Houser, Jamie King and Gary Foreman.