Rocksteady Studios

Rocksteady Studios is a UK based developers of computer games based in Highgate, London. The company is part of the media group Time Warner.


Rocksteady Studios was founded by Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill, who had previously worked as a creative director and production manager at the independent development studio Argonaut Games. After the closure of Argonaut 2004, both founded with the financial support of the publisher SCi Entertainment ( later Eidos ) the studio. SCi was awarded 25.1% of the shares. SCi also transferred to the new studio the development of the previously located at Argonaut in developing game Roll Call. The game was in 2006 under the title Urban Chaos: Riot Response published.

Developed with the support of the U.S. television producer Paul Dini Rocksteady then an adaptation of the comic series Batman. The game titled Batman: Arkham Asylum was released on SCi Entertainment's new owner Square Enix in 2009 and received great critical acclaim. In February 2010, took over the media conglomerate Time Warner, owner of the Batman license, through its subsidiary Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment a majority stake in Rocksteady, with Square Enix Europe continues its shares retained. 2012 now appeared in the distribution of Warner Bros. Batman: Arkham City, a sequel to Arkham Asylum, who also received great critical acclaim and numerous awards.

Published title

  • 2006: Urban Chaos: Riot Response ( PS2, Xbox)
  • 2009: Batman: Arkham Asylum ( Win, Mac, PS3, X360)
  • 2011: Batman: Arkham City (Win, Mac, PS3, X360)
  • 2012: Hitman: Absolution ( motion capture / Win, PS3, X360)


  • Spike Video Game Awards 2009: Developer Studio of the Year
  • 2011: Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Action Adventure and Best Adapted Video Game Batman: Arkham City
  • 2010: Best Game Design and Best Adapted story for Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • 2012: Adventure Game of the Year Batman: Arkham City
  • 2010: Best Game, Best Gameplay, Best Artistic Contribution for Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • 2012: Best Action Game for Batman: Arkham City
  • Best Game Design for Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • 2012: Best computer game script for Batman: Arkham City