Company Information

Naughty Dog
1601 Cloverfield Blvd.,
North 6000
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Naughty Dog was founded in 1986 by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin. We were only 16 at the time, but we're getting really sick of that story so we won't belabor the point. The whole "young entrepreneur" bit plays really well to parent types, but frankly, we needed money to buy video games and stuff, so we worked hard, and that's the whole story.

We would like to believe that we create the best video games in the industry. If you don't agree then we've got a reason to keep coming to work... not that we ever leave.

Our methodology is simple: we make a game at a time, and we try to get it right.

We don't let programmers limit the artists. We don't let artists dictate programming direction. And we don't believe in letting producers run the show, because they go home at five.

We have a tendency to get thrown out of industry parties.

That, in so many words, is Naughty Dog.

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