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Gremlin Interactive was a British software house based in Sheffield and working mostly on the personal computer and Amiga market. The company was established in 1984 as Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd. and renamed in 1994.
Gremlin scored big with the Premier Manager series still in the early 1990s, and then with Actua Soccer , the first football game in full 3D, while having success with other games such as Lotus Turbo Challenge , Zool, Motorhead or Hardwar. Following EA's success with the EA Sports brand, Gremlin also released their own sports videogame series, adding Golf, Tennis and Ice Hockey to their Actua Sports series.
In 1999 they were bought by Infogrames (now Atari) and renamed Infogrames Sheffield House by a reported fee around £21 M, but the studio closed in 2001. Long before being bought by Infogrames, Gremlin themselves acquired DMA Design in 1996.
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