This is a project to preserve the original promotional Grand Theft Auto Flash websites from 2001 to 2008, following Adobe Flash end-of-life (EOL) on December 31, 2020.
Please read this Medium article for a more in-depth analysis of the project.
This project was featured on ScreenRant on May 13, 2020.
The original Flash-based websites for various Grand Theft Auto titles were created as promotional content by Rockstar Games and Carnevale between 2001 and 2008. Carnevale began working for Rockstar Games in 2001, putting together some promotional sites that gained online buzz, in addition to the official Grand Theft Auto III Flash site. It was one of those serendipitous connections that came from a friend whom Rockstar had contacted about an online hip-hop game.
Later, Carnevale and the Rockstar Publishing Team developed additional Flash sites for other installments in the franchise, including "Vice City" and "San Andreas". The websites provide an overview of the world players can explore, as well as specific sections designed for fake products and businesses that inhabit the GTA universe.
Since 2010, Rockstar Games has stopped using Adobe Flash for their promotional websites, but continues working closely with Carnevale on current titles. In December 2020, all the Flash-based promotional sites were removed by Rockstar Games.
A project created and owned by eduazy. Source code is considered the intellectual property of the creator. Distribution or use of any of the contents of this project is prohibited without his approval.
All images, sounds and other assets used in the original Flash websites belong to Rockstar Games.
This project is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Rockstar Games and/or Take-Two Interactive.
Adobe Flash was a technology designed for mice, so it's not recommended to visit these websites using a touchscreen. However, a mobile version is available on landscape mode, holding your finger over an element will simulate a hover effect. You can also connect a mouse to your phone through USB OTG.
It is strongly advised to use a desktop or laptop with a mouse for the best experience.
Make sure your web browser allows audio and video to autoplay in these websites for the most accurate experience.