Activision was founded in 1979 and is currently based in Santa Monica, California. It also has operations in U.S., Canada, United Kingdoms, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. It publishes a variety of games for a variety of platforms. Included in these games is the widely popular Tony Hawk: Proskater franchise. Activision also published Rome: Total War and Vampires: The Masquerade- Bloodlines.