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, which 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 ended world 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 which are played from a third person and incorporated a cover system similar to the one used in Gears of War.

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

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is the new game that also contains a remake of Escape From Butcher Bay, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. 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 game play 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 will generate 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]

Based upon the career of New York City Police Officer Frank "Frankie Dynamite" Perrone and Lorenzo "Philly McCann" Gonnella. The game follows his 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.

Melkor[edit]

A game that appears to be 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".

Barca B.C.[edit]

A Third Person Action RTS game that is based upon the historical battles of Hannibal Barca. The game proposes put the player in control of Hannibal's forces during his historical campaigns against Rome.[2]

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