Sam Houser

Sam Houser

Founder of Rockstar Games
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Sam Houser
  2. Early Career
  3. Continued Success
  4. Passion for Creativity

Biography of Sam Houser

Sam Houser, the founder of "Rockstar Games", has been a true consumer of entertainment from a very young age. His interests included movies, video games, music, television, comics, magazines, toys, and more. He spent his childhood and youth in London, where he graduated from school in 1989, although his academic performance was not the best.

Early Career

After taking a low-paying job in the music industry at the entertainment giant "BMG", Sam Houser waited for his moment. When the company underwent a restructuring, Sam seized the opportunity and took a vacant position in the company's interactive division. As technology rapidly developed, Sam's passion for entertainment became his profession. He always had a vision of what the entertainment industry would become in the future. This foresight led him to create the legendary game "Grand Theft Auto" (GTA) in the late 1990s. The game's audacious developer gained immense fame as it captivated a significant portion of the gaming world. Sam, along with his brother Dan, founded the company "Rockstar Games".

Continued Success

"Sam Houser believes that talent in our business is truly unique; it is needed to be part of the movement," says Sam, reflecting on his breakthrough. Following the success of the first "GTA", its sequels flooded the market. "GTA-2" was released in 1999, followed by "GTA-3" in 2001. Driven by success, wealth, and his unwavering dedication to his creation, Sam Houser continued to develop new storylines for the game. In 2002, "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" was released, followed by "GTA: San Andreas" in 2004, and "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" in 2005.

Passion for Creativity

Power, politics, and profit are not the primary interests of Sam Houser in the gaming industry. He is primarily drawn to the creative process of game development. Despite reaching unimaginable heights, Sam still feels that he can contribute significantly to the development of gaming as an art form within "Rockstar". It is noteworthy that the game in which Sam's computer genius is embodied has faced extensive criticism from a moral standpoint. The destructive nature, the presence of violent scenes, and the overall concept of this rather brutal game have made many question whether such a game is harmful to children and whether it is necessary at all. As a result, an increasing number of parents recognize the harmful effects of "GTA" and prohibit their children from playing it.

Meanwhile, "Grand Theft Auto IV" is already making waves worldwide, and the genius Sam Houser is exploring opportunities for the creation and promotion of an online version of his masterpiece.