Techland

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Techland
Type Public
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1991
Headquarters Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Key people Paweł Marchewka
Products Call of Juarez series
Dead Island series
Dying Light
Employees 231
Website www.techland.pl

Techland is a Polish video game developer, founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka. They are most known for developing Call of Juarez and its prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Western-themed first-person shooters. They also produced Dead Island, a first person survival horror zombie brawler.[1]

History[edit]

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 is currently developing the upcoming zombie survival - horror game Dying Light for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Originally scheduled for a 2014 release, but 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.

Games developed[edit]

Below is the list of video games developed by Techland.[2][3]

Title Year Genre Platform(s)
Crime Cities 2000 Action game Microsoft Windows
Chess 2001 2001 Simulation Microsoft Windows
Mission: Humanity 2001 Real-time strategy Microsoft Windows
Speedway Championships 2001 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Survival: The Ultimate Challenge 2001 Strategy, Simulation Microsoft Windows
Bridge 3000 2001 Simulation Microsoft Windows
Pet Racer 2001 Racing Microsoft Windows
Pet Soccer 2002 Sports Microsoft Windows
Indiana Jack 2002 Platform game Microsoft Windows
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 2002 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Hen on Fire: Kurminator 2003 Shooter Microsoft Windows
Chrome 2003 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows
Xpand Rally 2004 Racing Microsoft Windows
Chrome: SpecForce 2005 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows
Xpand Rally Xtreme 2006 Racing Microsoft Windows
GTI Racing 2006 Racing Microsoft Windows
Crazy Soccer Mundial 2006 Sports Microsoft Windows
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 2 2006 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Call of Juarez 2006 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 3 2008 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Nikita: The Mystery of the Hidden Treasure 2008 Platform game Microsoft Windows
Nikita: Wild Cars 2008 Racing Microsoft Windows
Speedway League 2009 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood 2009 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Nail'd 2010 Racing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 4 2011 Sim racing Microsoft Windows
Call of Juarez: The Cartel 2011 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dead Island 2011 Action role-playing, Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dead Stop 2011 Tower defence IOS
Mad Riders 2012 Racing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dead Island: Riptide 2013 Action role-playing, Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 2013 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dying Light 2015 Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Hellraid 2015 Action-adventure, Hack and slash Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Cancelled and delayed projects[edit]

  • Chrome 2 (on hold)[4]
  • Day of the Mutants (cancelled)[5]
  • Warhound (on hold)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Dan. "E3 2006: Dead Island". IGN. 
  2. ^ "Techland Game Developer". Games Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Techland Sp. z o.o. Developed games". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Techland's Chrome 2 And Warhound Are On Hold". Voodoo Extreme. IGN. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Techland Games". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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