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|Industry||Software & Programming|
|Headquarters||Bellevue, Washington, USA|
|Vin Diesel, founder and actor|
|Products||The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Riddick: The Merc Files
|Owner||One Race Films|
Tigon Studios is a video game developer owned by One Race Films focused primarily on games featuring actor Vin Diesel, who also founded the company. Following a suspension of development work, Diesel reactivated the company in September 2013.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
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.
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.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
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. 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
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 developed by Gaming Corps in Uppsala/Sweden and released on September 20, 2013 through iTunes for iPhone and iPad.
Games in development
Perrone: Raised on Honor
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.
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".
In 2006 Barca B.C. was developed as a MMORPG. Later the genre was changed into a third-person action real-time strategy. It is based on the historical Punic Wars of Hannibal Barca. The player controls Hannibal's forces during his historical campaigns against Rome.
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