In 1984 Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin combine their artistic and programming talents in Andy's basement to form JAM (Jason and Andy's Magic) Software.
JAM Software changes its name to Naughty DogSeptember 9, 1989
1994 Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin drive across the country and move Naughty Dog to the Universal Studios back lot, while forming their plans for the first Crash Bandicoot game.
January 1995 Naughty Dog hires its first two employees.
During it heyday, Crash Bandicoot became Sony's official mascot and one of the most popular pop culture creations on the globe. The series spanned a total of eighteen Sony published games and has shipped over 40 million copies worldwide.
April 1996 Crash Bandicoot goes alpha.
Crash Bandicoot released for PlayStation.September 9, 1996
Oct 1997 Crash Bandicoot 2 goes alpha.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back released for PlayStation.October 31, 1997
Crash Bandicoot is awarded the "Gold Prize" at Sony's '97 PlayStation Awards for sales of 500,000 units of more in Japan.
May 1998 Naughty Dog moves to Santa Monica.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped released for PlayStation.October 31, 1998
April 1999 PlayStation 2 is announced.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped earns Naughty Dog the "Platinum Prize" in Japan for sales of over 1,000,000 units.
Oct 1999 Crash Team Racing goes alpha.
Crash Team Racing released for PlayStation.September 30, 1999
Nov 8, 1999
Set on an unnamed planet, the games follow the two protagonists, Jak and Daxter as they try to unlock the secrets of their world, and discover mysteries left behind by the Precursors. The Jak and Daxter series resulted in seven Guinness World Records. The franchise has sold over twelve million copies worldwide to date.
2001 Naughty Dog becomes a PlayStation first party studio.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy released for PlayStation 2.December 3, 2001
Daxter wins Original Game Character of the Year at the Game Developers Choice Awards
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy recieves the "Gold Prize" in Japan for sales of over 500,000 units.
August 8, 2003
Jak II released for PlayStation 2.October 14, 2003
November 2003 Crash Bandicoot sells over 6.8 million units worldwide.
Jak 3 released for PlayStation 2.November 9, 2004
Jak II earns Naughty Dog the "Platinum Prize" in Japan for sales of over 1,000,000 units.
Jak X: Combat Racing released for PlayStation 2.October 18, 2005