Darkworks

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Darkworks S.A.
Former type Independent
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 1998
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Antoine Villette (President)
Guillaume Gouraud (General Manager and Artistic Director)
Products Video games
Website www.darkworks.com

Darkworks S.A. was an independent video game developer and technology company based in Paris, France. The company is known for its games that include Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare and Cold Fear.

Darkworks was founded in 1998 by Antoine Villette (President) and Guillaume Gouraud (General Manager and Artistic Director). The studio employed more than 100 people. In October 2011, the studio was placed into Compulsory liquidation and was closed.[1][2]

PlayAll[edit]

In addition to its game development activities, the company lead several other companies on PlayAll, an integrated multimedia production toolchain and set of engines funded by the Cap Digital cluster.

TriOviz for Games Technology[edit]

Main article: TriOviz for Games

TriOviz company in partnership with Darkworks developed the TriOviz for Games Technology, a technological solution that enables smooth stereoscopic 3D conversion of video games or multimedia products. Following Darkworks Liquidation, TriOviz bought the companies stereoscopic activities and teams.[3]

Games[edit]

Game Release Platform Publisher Notes
1906: An Antarctic Odyssey 1998 PlayStation 2 Sales demo
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 2001 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast Infogrames Entertainment
USS Antarctica Xbox Cancelled
Cold Fear 2005 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox Ubisoft
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006 Xbox, PlayStation 2 Ubisoft
I Am Alive 2012 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Ubisoft Game concept and R&D – Development completed by Ubisoft Shanghai
Black Death Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Cancelled

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darkworks et Nobilis en redressement judiciaire". gamekult.com. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Darkworks : Game over". factornews.com. 2011-10-30. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "TriOviz Buys Darkworks's Stereoscopic Middleware Activities". Gamasutra. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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