Logo from 2005 to present
|Founded||October 25, 1994|
|Headquarters||Kirkland, Washington, USA|
Number of employees
|Parent||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
Co-Founder Brian Goble had this to say regarding the company name.
At the time we formed the company, DOS was still the OS of choice for games. Because of this, we knew we had to come up with a name that was 8 characters or less (for 8.3 filenames). We had been researching story and technology ideas for our demo CD and we were watching a lot of movies. "Monolith" came up, was semi mysterious, wasn't taken, and was 8 characters. Perfect.
The company is known for their games Blood, the No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R series. Monolith is also known for the development of the graphical game engine LithTech, which has been used for most of their games and premiered with Shogo: Mobile Armor Division in September 1998; they also used Brian Goble's Windows Animation Package 32 engine for their 2D games. Between 1997 and 1999, Monolith also published games – some developed by the studio, some by third parties.
List of video games
|1998||Rage of Mages[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Shogo: Mobile Armor Division||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Blood II: The Chosen||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Rage of Mages II: Necromancer[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 2||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|2000||Sanity: Aiken's Artifact||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|The Operative: No One Lives Forever||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2001||Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Aliens Versus Predator 2||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|2002||No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
A These games were published, not developed, by Monolith Productions.
|2005||The Matrix Online||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Condemned: Criminal Origins||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||Condemned 2: Bloodshot||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|2009||F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2012||Gotham City Impostors||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Guardians of Middle-earth||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2014||Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Middle-earth: Shadow of War||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
- @MonolithDev (October 2, 2019). "October 25th is Monolith's 25th Anniversary. Twenty. Five. Years. In the business. And we've got a lot of fun stuff planned this month to celebrate. Stay tuned here for a big ol' look back at a long history of #gamedev" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Fahey, Rob (January 16, 2004). "Monolith Productions appoints new CEO". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Thorsen, Tor (August 12, 2004). "Warner Bros. buys Monolith Productions". GameSpot. Archived from the original on January 12, 2006. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
- Keefer, John (March 31, 2006). "GameSpy Retro: Developer Origins, Page 12 of 19". GameSpy. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007.