Angel Studios

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Angel Studios was a California-based game developer. They completed their first game in 1996. Take-Two Interactive Software acquired the studio in 2002 and merged it into the Rockstar family under the San Diego banner, forming "Rockstar San Diego".

1st Logo (September 30, 1996)

Logo: A lens flare is seen shining with the company name swinging in. The lens flare reveals an angel drawing in gray and blurred. "Interactive Entertainment" then fades in below.

Technique: 3D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The opening intro of the game.

Availability: Only appeared on Mr. Bones for Sega Saturn.

2nd Logo (April 30, 1999)

Logo: A purple spark is seen flying around as the name swings in. The angel, this time not blurred and the shadows purple, fades in as the spark reaches its hand. The same text "Interactive Entertainment" from before, but in a different font, wipes in from left to right.

Technique: 3D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: Short humming and a xylophone-like note.

Availability: Appeared on Midtown Madness.

3rd Logo (September 21, 2000-August 21, 2001)

Logo: There is a halo coming down from a bright light from above as many flares rise up. The flares go through the halo, causing a pulse with many more flares. The pulse expands to the edges of the screen and the halo drops little white drops and zooms out as a blue, lined, rounded box with the company name inside it. The box shines.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A humming chorus, followed by a splash sound and a female announcer saying the company's name.

Availability: Appeared on the PlayStation 2 version of Test Drive Off-Road: Wide Open, Midtown Madness 2, Smuggler's Run and Midnight Club: Street Racing.

4th Logo (October 29, 2001-March 18, 2003)

Logo: Multiple outlines of the rounded box from before zoom out as the name is drawn in. The lines inside the box are wiped in as the halo outline zooms out multiple times and then the logo turns full color. The slogan "PURE FUN" and the URL are wiped in.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of a laser gun, followed by the same female announcer saying the name.

Availability: Was seen on Smuggler's Run: Warzones for GameCube, Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory, the Xbox release of Test Drive Off-Road: Wide Open, and Transworld Surf.

Angel Studios
Rockstar San Diego
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