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|Industry||Video game industry|
|Headquarters||Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland|
|Products||Call of Juarez series
Dead Island series
Number of employees
Techland is a Polish video game developer, founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka. They are best known for developing Call of Juarez and its prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Western-themed first-person shooters. They also developed Dead Island, a first person RPG survival horror zombie game, and Dying Light, another zombie game.
Techland debuted as a computer software distributor. The first internally developed product, Crime Cities, was published in 2000. The date marks the consolidation of the core development team whose collaborative efforts resulted in the creation of the proprietary Chrome Engine in the year 2003. The first game based on the in-house engine which established Techland as a widely-recognized software developer was a sci-fi first person shooter, Chrome. The critical acclaim and commercial success of the original title were the grounds for the prequel entitled Chrome: Specforce, released in 2005. Alongside the first person shooters, Techland developed rally simulation games Xpand Rally and Xpand Rally Xtreme. In the year 2006 a VW licensed arcade driving game, GTI Racing, was added to Techland's development team portfolio.
Since its first appearance in the year 2003, Chrome Engine, has been under constant development and in 2006 it evolved into ChromeEngine 4, which provided compatibility for the PlayStation 3. The potential of the SDK is demonstrated in the latest of Techland's titles, Call of Juarez. The game received worldwide recognition and reinforced Techland's position. Call of Juarez is currently the company's most recognized product and the first title to fully support DirectX 10. Techland also known for developing the open world survival horror game, Dead Island in 2011 and its sequel, Riptide in 2013.
Techland also released Dying Light, a survival horror game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Originally scheduled for a 2014 release, the game was later delayed to January 2015. Another project currently in development is Hellraid, an upcoming hack and slash game scheduled to be released in 2015.
Cancelled and delayed projects
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