The Grand Theft Auto game is one of the most profitable media franchises of all time, but the first installment of the title may be far from what many people imagine. The development of GTA 1 started with a tech demo for the dinosaur game.
At a tumultuous start in Grand Theft Auto 1’s rather arduous development, the game that kicked off the GTA franchise was a graphical 3D demo that showcased the technology’s viability. The initial build allowed the player to control a dinosaur, stomping around the city and destroying large buildings. However, everything changed when the developers started adding cars to the game thinking that driving a car could be a lot more fun than dinosaurs.