Patrick Eng
An Aspiring Rooster Teeth Employee
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Branching Rooster Teeth and Let's Play Family Timeline

The Rooster Teeth Family Timeline - a Branching Infographic Outlining the history of Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, FunHaus, and The Know.

The History of Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, The Know and FunHaus.

Rooster Teeth has grown and evolved since its beginnings in 2003. For a company that began as some friends playing video games while drunk, to now being a competitor to Netflix, they have hit many milestones. From its growth, other ideas began to take shape. These ideas turned into Achievement Hunter and The Know. 

With Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, The Know and Funhaus producing so much content, it was hard to really get all the events on a single page and have it still look decent. I did the best I could, and you'll find a PDF of a timeline that I created below. 

When I was originally prepping for this project, I had wanted to include Game Attack, Screw Attack, and Cow Chop. As I got deeper into all of this however, I realized that I should keep it exclusive to the above four. Here is why:

1. I am not at all familiar with Game Attack, Screw Attack or Cow Chop and don't feel like I can give them the quality of content they deserve in terms of a timeline.

2. It was way too much content to fit on one page and I was starting to lose track of everything.

If anyone wants to make their own, feel free to tweet me and I can send you all the notes that I had already taken when researching for them. You can find me on Twitter @crzyasinman

Below the image, you can find all the notes I took that I used throughout this process. Also, all of the information found here has been taken from my own memory, the Rooster Teeth website, and the Rooster Teeth Wiki.

To quickly jump to any of the notes sections, click on one of the links below:

  1. Rooster Teeth
  2. Achievement Hunter
  3. The Know
  4. Funhaus
  5. ScrewAttack
  6. GameAttack
  7. Cow Chop

Timeline is not to scale.

You can download a PDF version of the timeline here or by clicking the button below.


Notes

Rooster Teeth

1997 - Burnie Burns, Joel Heyman and Matt Hullum join forces to create The Schedule

2000 - DrunkGamers.com was formed by Geoff and Gus

September 5, 2002 - Trailer for RvB is created

April 1, 2003 - Red vs Blue is released

April 1, 2003 - Roosterteeth was founded

2003 - Creation of Subscription based membership

November 10, 2004 - Series premiere of The Strangerhood

December 3, 2004 - Premiere of RT Shorts

December 17, 2004 - First episode of Sponsor Cut is released

September 30, 2005 - Series premiere of PANICS

October 2, 2006 - RvB Blood Gulch Chronicles ends

June 7, 2007 - Series premiere of 1-800-Magic

Dec 9, 2008 - Launch of Drunk Tank Podcast

December 23, 2008 - Series premiere of Pajamachievements

February 26, 2009 - Start of live action videos with Captain Dynamic

May 27, 2011 - First RTX in Austin, TX with 400 attendees

August 12, 2011 - First episode of RT Recap (Ends on June 8, 2015)

September 28, 2011 - Drunk Tank podcast renamed to Roosterteeth Podcast

November 1, 2012 - Premiere of The Gauntlet (Season 2 premiered September 2, 2013)

November 7, 2012 - First Trailer for RWBY is released

December 10, 2012 - Premiere of A Simple Walk into Mordor

February 20, 2013 - Roosterteeth picks up Slo Mo Guys

2013 - Red vs. Blue becomes an Honoree for the Webby Awards in the Animation Category

July 2013 - First episode of RWBY is released at RTX

October 25, 2013 - Jack hosts 24-hour livestream for Extra Life, raising $340,000 for hospitalized children

November 2013 - Launch of the monthly Rooster Teeth Newsletter

2014 - RWBY is a Webby Award Nominee for Online Film & Video in the Animation Category

2014 The Gauntlet Season 2 earns the Webby Awards People's Voice Award in the Reality category

July 6, 2014 - Crowd funding campaign for Lazer Team closes; Raised almost $2.5 million raised.

July 26, 2014 - First episode of Happy Hour is released

September 13, 2014 - Public release of Social Disorder

October 8, 2014 - Series premiere of Minimations (first season called LEt's Play with Minecraft animations, with the second season called Straight Outta RT with GTA animations)

November 4, 2014 - Release of Ten Little Roosters

November 6, 2014 - Premiere of Screen Play

November 7, 2014 - First episode of On the Spot is released

November 2014 - RT becomes a subsidiary of Full Screen Media

February 20, 2015 - Launch of Let’s Play Live in Austin, TX

2015 - RWBY is an Honoree in the Webby Awards Animation category

2015 - Rooster Teeth Productions becomes an Honoree as an Entertainment Channel from the Webby Awards

2015 - Did I Say That Out Loud by The Barenaked Ladies becomes and Honoree in Music from the Webby Awards

2015 - RT Productions becomes an Honoree in Humor from the Webby Awards

May 21, 2015 - Pilot episode of Million Dollars, But… is released

August 12, 2015 - First episode of Free Play is released (Final episode on July 8, 2016)

September 13, 2015 - RT Docs first released with Let's Play Live: The Documentary

  • Connected, The World's Greatest Head Massage, The Meme Machine, The Tattooist, and Haus of Pain

October 18, 2015 - Premiere of FIRST Member Vlogs

November 6, 2016 - Series premiere of Buff Buddies

January 2016 - RTX goes international (Sydney)

January 27, 2016 - Release of Lazer Team

February 19, 2016 - Pilot episode of Fan Service is released

2016 - Rooster Teeth becomes an Honoree as an Entertainment Channel

2016 - Slow Mo Guys Nominated for Webby Award in Online Film & Video for Best Web Personality/Host

March 21, 2016 - The Let's Play Family is founded

May 14, 2016 - Series Premiere of RWBY Chibi

June 17, 2016 - First episode of Camp Camp is released

Mid June, 2016 - Million Dollars, But… the card game is released

June 19, 2016 - First episode of Day 5 is released

July 1, 2016 - Subscription rebranded as FIRST membership and Double Gold

July 5, 2016 - RWBY Grimm Eclipse released on Steam
September 1, 2016 - First episode of Always Open is released to FIRST members

September 11, 2016 - Series Premiere of Crunch Time

October 20, 2016 - redesigned website with a Dark theme, Carousel for recent videos, faster load times, and an inline search so you don't have to leave the page.  

November 5, 2016 - Premiere of Let Me Clarify (Ended on January 13, 2017)

November 8, 2016 - Rooster Teeth FIRST App becomes available on Xbox One and Apple TV

December 8, 2016 - Series premiere of Let's Play 7 Days to Die

December 21, 2016 - Pilot episode of Enjoy the Show is released

January 16th, 2017 - Premiere of The Eleven Little Roosters

January 21, 2017 - Premiere of Backwards Compatible

January 28, 2017 - Premiere of A Spot of Science

February 5, 2017 - Launch of the RT Insider newsletter (a Sponsor only newsletter)

February 18, 2017 - Release of Sex Swing

2017 - Tinder: The Superhero Movie receives the Webby Awards People's Voice Award

2017 - The World's Greatest Head Massage: an ASMR Journey becomes an Honoree in the Weird category for the Webby Awards

2017 - Burnie's Vlog becomes an Honoree in the Best Web Personality/Host category for the Webby Awards

2017 - RWBY becomes an Honoree in the Animation category for the Webby AWards

March 20, 2017 - Launch of FIRST Week

April 19, 2017 - Series premiere of Barbara's Vlog

June 5, 2017 - First episode of The Lab is released


The Know

May 22, 2013 - First episode of The Patch podcast is released and ends on Dec 29, 2016

August 31, 2013 - First episode of RT News is released, and ends on March 14, 2014

February 10, 2014 - FunHaus joins The Know team

March 5, 2014 - The Know joins YouTube

June 27, 2014 - First episode of Know Before You Go is uploaded to YouTube

September 5, 2014 - Series premiere of The Know it All, and ends on March 28, 2015

November 26, 2014 - Series premiere of The Leaderboard is released, and ends on June 2, 2015

February 5, 2015 - Series premiere of Specials

March 18, 2015 - Series premiere of The Patch Game Club

May 8, 2015 - First episode of Game News is released

May 16, 2015 - Series premiere of Tech and Science News

June 5, 2015 - Series premiere of Entertainment News

January 5, 2016 - Series premiere of News Roundups

2016 - The Know gets a new website

May 2, 2016 - First episode of IS IT GOOD? Is uploaded to YouTube

June 27, 2016 - Meg Turney leaves Rooster Teeth / The Know

September 18, 2016 - First episode of Past Livestreams is released

April 15, 2017 - First 6 pilot episodes of Glitch Please are released for FIRST members.

June 2, 2017 - Public version of Glitch please is released


GameAttack

May 22, 2016 - first episode of Four Play is released

October 10, 2016 - Game Attack is founded

October 10, 2016 - Series premiere of Tap That App

October 10, 2016 - Series premiere of Let's Play

October 12, 2016 - First episode of the Try Hard Podcast is released

October 12, 2016 - First episode of Try Harder is released

October 15, 2016 - Series premiere of Fun Stuff

October 2016 - Game Attack launches their youtube channel

December 7, 2016 - Announcement is released for Games that Define 2016

May 1, 2017 - Game Attack becomes independent (no longer employed by RT but still part of the fam)

May 24, 2017 - first episode of Nintuesdays is released

May 29, 2017 - Series premiere of Death Days

May 30, 2017 - Game Attack ringtones are available to download


Cow Chop

June 13, 2008 - UBERHAXORNOVA uploads his first video to YouTube

March 30, 2016 - First episode of Cow Chop is released

April 2016 - Cow Chop announces their separation from The Creatures

April 15, 2016 - First episode of Behind the Cow Chop is released

April 15, 2016 - First episode of Cow Chop Gaming is released

April 18, 2016 - Series premiere of Chow Chop VR

April 18, 2016 - Cow Chop appears at Let's Play Live! 2

April 22, 2016 - First episode of Amazon Prime Time is released

April 24, 2016 - Series premiere of Foreign Import

April 26, 2016 - First episode of Wrong Side of YouTube is released

August 20, 2016 - First episode of Retroactive is released

October 8, 2016 - Appears at Let's Play Live: New York

May 22, 2017 - Series premiere of Class of 198X

May 23, 2017 - Series premiere of CCTV podcast

Achievement Hunter

July 6, 2008 - Achievement Hunter founded by Geoff and Jack

August 5, 2008 - Series Premiere of Achievement Unlocked

September 16, 2008 - Premiere of Achievement Hunter (tips, tricks, walkthroughs, and various other videos)

July 14, 2009 - Series premiere of Easter Eggs

March 4, 2010 - Premiere of AHWU (Achievement Hunter Weekly Update (or Achievement Hunter Weapon Unboxing))

May 5, 2010 - Behind the Scenes Series premiere

September 27, 2010 - first episode of Fails of the Weak is released

December 7, 2010 - series premiere of Achievement Horse

January 20, 2011 - Series premiere of Rage Quit

April 5, 2011 - series premiere of This is…

June 15, 2011 - Ryan Haywood is Hired as en editor and general tech guy, but was pulled away temporarily to help the animation department in Red vs. Blue season 10.

August 15, 2011 - Michael Jones hired full-time at Rooster Teeth

November 30, 2011 - series premiere of Thing to Do In

December 6, 2011 - First episode of the Let's Play series is released with Saint's Row the Third

February 13, 2012 - Gavin Free becomes one of the main six AH members

March 2012 - Debut of Game Night with Geoff Ramsey and Caleb Denecour. Finale on Feb. 14th, 2014

April 2012 - Ray Narvaez Jr. is hired as the sixth main AH member. Ray leaves AH to pursue full-time streaming on April 17, 2015

May 11, 2012 - First episode of Let's Play Minecraft is released

May 18, 2012 - Creation of the Tower of Pimps in Let's Play Minecraft Episode 2

March 1, 2013 - series premiere of Vs

June 14, 2013 - Bucket (Episode 55 of Minecraft Let's Play is released - Creeper Football)

July 11, 2013 - Let's Play Fuel (Part 1)

August 15, 2013 - First episode of the CloudBerry Let's Play series is released

September 17, 2013 - first episode of the GTA V Let's Plays is released

October 21, 2013 - Series premiere of How To

October 29, 2013 - Series Premiere of GO!

October 30, 2013 - series premiere of Achievement Hunt

May 8, 2014 - Series premiere of Play Pals

November 6, 2014 - First episode of Sunday Driving is released

December 20, 2014 - First episode of Shenanigans is released

February 20, 2015 - First showing of Let's Play Live in Austin, Texas

April 17, 2015 - Ray leaves Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth

May 2015 - AH goes to Germany and Ryan drinks a beer

May 15, 2015 - Achievement Hunter plays FunHaus in Smite (subbing out with more experienced players in the office)

May 15, 2015 - Release of Let's Play Fuel Part 2

July 6, 2015 - Achievement Hunter launches new YouTube channel

October 16, 2015 - Jeremy Dooley is hired to replace the sixth spot opened due to Ray's departure

December 5, 2015 - First episode of Off Topic is released to the public (Sponsors are able to view the 4 pilot episodes before it as well as the post-show, named Last Call which premiered on June 3, 2016)

April 9, 2016 - series premiere of VR the Champions

April 29, 2016 - First episode of Theatre Mode is released (Sponsor only show)

June 9, 2016 - First episode of Heroes & Halfwits is released

September 27, 2016 - Series premiere of RouLetsPlay

October 3, 2016 - First episode of Schooled Season 1 is released on YouTube (Sponsored by AT&T Hello Labs). Season 2 released on April 18, 2017.

November 30, 2016 - Premiere of Uno: The Movie

December 28, 2016 - Premiere of AH Animated

February 27, 2017 - Geoff Ramsey announces his sabbatical from Rooster Teeth

March 22, 2017 - Series Premiere of Theater Mode Movie Club

April 24 - 30, 2017 - Let's Play Live East Coast Tour

May 18, 2017 - First episode of Let's Play Presents is released on YouTube


Funhaus

February 5, 2015 - Funhaus is founded

February 5, 2015 - They release their first video on their new website and reach 100,000 subscribers in 12 hours.

February 7, 2015 - Launching of their podcast Dude Soup

February 16, 2015 - Funhaus joins the family and officially starts FunHausing

February 19, 2015 - FunHaus makes their appearance on On the Spot

February 20, 2015 - FunHaus plays against Achievement Hunter in #IDARB during the Let's Play Live Concert

April 17, 2015 - Series premiere of Funhaus Shorts

May 1, 2015 - First episode of Demo Disk is released

May 1, 2015 - Series premiere of Open Haus

May 5, 2015 - First episode of Your Comments is released

May 7, 2015 - Series premiere of the Dude Soup Post Show (for FIRST members only)

May 21, 2015 - Series premiere of FunHaus on Let's Play

June 30, 2015 - FunHaus announces that they will be attending RTX Australia in January of 2016

July 1, 2015 - First episode of the FAQ podcast is released, with the last episode being uploaded on October 22, 2015

August 15, 2015 - First episode of Gameplay is released

November 16, 2015 - Series premiere of In Review

November 23, 2015 - Elyse Willems was confirmed to be part of Funhaus and Rooster Teeth crew.

December 7, 2015 - First episode of Rest of is released, with the last episode being uploaded on January 20, 2016

January 23-24, 2016, Funhaus attended RTX Australia 2016 held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney which attracted 11,000 attendees.

February 1, 2016 - Omar de Armas joins the FunHaus and Rooster Teeth family

February 12, 2016 - Sean Poole leaves FunHaus

March 7, 2016 - Series premiere of Fullhaus

April 8, 2016 - Joel Rubin leaves FunHaus

June 17, 2016 - FunHaus performs at Let's Play Live! 2

July 1, 2016 - Production of Sex Swing is announced at RTX 2016

August 1, 2016 - Series premiere of Twits and Crits

September 2, 2016 - Series premiere of Filmhaus Podcast

November 8, 2016 - Funhaus hosted their first Reddit AMA on the Funhaus subreddit.

December 8, 2016 - FunHaus vs. Achievement Hunter in Overwatch, where FunHaus subs out with Cloud9

December 2016 - FunHaus begins shooting for the live action series Eleven Little Roosters

January 15, 2017 - FunHaus makes their premiere on The Eleven Little Rooster as the The Sex Von Shaukel Boyz

February 8, 2017 - The first episode of Sex Swing is released, with the show ending on May 5

April 24-30 2017 - FunHaus joins Achievement Hunter in their Let's Play Live tour


ScrewAttack

February 15, 2006 - ScrewAttack is founded

2006 - ScrewAttack Site version 1.0 is released

2006 - SideScrollers was created as a radio podcast

March 29, 2006 - First episode of Video Game Vaults is released

October 12, 2006 - Pilot episode of Top 10 was uploaded to gamingvideos.1up.com

2007 - ScrewAttack Site version 2.0 is released

July 2007 - Craig and Tom fly out to Vancouver to be a part of the Far Cry movie

August 30 to September 2, 2007 - The first Iron Man of Gaming was held

2008 - SideScrollers transitions from a radio podcast format into a video podcast

March 2008 - Handsome Tom leaves ScrewAttack

March 2008 - Series premiere of Life in a Game

March 2008 - Series premiere of Nametags

May 2008 - ScrewAttack Site version 3.0 is released

May 18, 2008 - Series premiere of Hard News

2009 - ScrewAttack becomes an affiliate with Gametrailers

May 2009 - ScrewAttack launches their video game store Game Attack

July 3-5, 2009 - The first ScrewAttack Gaming Convention (SGC) was held

November 2009 - ScrewAttack Site version 4.0 is released

December 6, 2010 - First episode of Death Battle is released

2013 - First announcement for the Games that Define 20XX by MadHero15

March 28, 2014 - ScrewAttack is bought by FullScreen

2014 - SideScrollers then evolves into a live show

November 4, 2015 - ScrewAttack announces that they will become a division of Rooster Teeth

March 2016 - ScrewAttack joins the Let's Play Family

October 10, 2016 - Craig, Shaun, Bryan, and Parker leave ScrewAttack to start Game Attack