Rockstar Vancouver

Rockstar Games Vancouver ULC (formerly Barking Dog Studios Ltd.), doing business as Rockstar Vancouver, was a video game studio located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Rockstar Vancouver developed Bully, a successful but controversial title for the PlayStation 2, on October 17, 2006.


On July 9, 2012, Rockstar Games announced that the studio would be closed in favour of merging the team with Rockstar Toronto at an expanded facility in Oakville, Ontario. The move was financially supported by the Government of Ontario. Rockstar Vancouver Inc. continued being active as a legal entity registered in Ontario, and had its name changed over Rockstar Games Vancouver Inc. to Rockstar Games Vancouver ULC in November 2012.