Tigon Studios

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Tigon Studios
Industry Software & Programming
Founded 2002
Founders Vin Diesel
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, USA
Key people Vin Diesel, founder and actor
Products The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Wheelman
Riddick: The Merc Files
Owners One Race Films
Website www.tigonstudios.com

Tigon Studios is a video game developer owned by One Race Films focused primarily on games featuring or starring actor Vin Diesel, who also founded the company. The studio seems to be inactive as of April 2010, as no updates have been released on the games in development since then.[citation needed]

Released games[edit]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay[edit]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is set before the films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. It is a first-person shooter that mixes stealth and combat.

Wheelman[edit]

Wheelman is a driving game developed by Midway Studios Newcastle and published by Ubisoft and Midway Games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.

The game is set in an open-world environment modeled after Barcelona, full of destructible objects, alleyways, shortcuts through office blocks and a total of 31 story missions and 105 side missions. While most missions are driving-oriented, there are also foot missions that are played from a third-person perspective and which incorporate a cover system similar to the one used in Gears of War.[citation needed]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena[edit]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is another game in the Riddick universe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. It also contains a remake of Escape From Butcher Bay. Vivendi Games, Sierra Entertainment, Tigon Games, Starbreeze Studios and Universal Pictures worked on the project, featuring new content and new features.[1] After the Activision-Blizzard merger, the game was dropped. It has since been picked up by Atari, and was released on April 7, 2009.

Riddick: The Merc Files[edit]

Riddick: The Merc Files is a top-down view stealth-action game where the player controls Riddick, completing various objectives while escaping from mercenaries. Even though the gameplay focuses on stealth, the player has the option to use melee attacks and guns to take down enemies. However, using stealth attacks and remaining undetected generated more points for the player. The game was released on September 20, 2013 through iTunes for iPhone and iPad.

Games in development[edit]

Perrone: Raised on Honor[edit]

Perrone: Raised on Honor is a game based on the careers of New York City Police Officer Frank "Frankie Dynamite" Perrone and Lorenzo "Philly McCann" Gonnella. The game follows Perrone's career and his unwillingness "to rat on his mobster contacts". Perrone seeks to put the player into the shoes of the cop who graced the department's "most violence-prone cops" list, and to play out the biography of a decade of his life.[citation needed]

Melkor[edit]

Melkor is a game based on one of Vin Diesel's Dungeons & Dragons characters, Melkor. Melkor is a fantasy "epic" that has been scheduled to be a series of games. According to the website, Melkor's game-style is influenced by "Dungeons & Dragons, Conan and Lord of the Rings".[citation needed]

Barca B.C.[edit]

Barca B.C. is described as a third-person action real-time strategy game based on the historical battles of Hannibal Barca. The game puts the player in control of Hannibal's forces during his historical campaigns against Rome.[2]

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