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Techland

is a Polish video game developer and publisher founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka. read more

Games Chrome: SpecForce...Dead Island...Dying Light...Dying Light: The Followin...Hellraid...Pure Farming 17: The Simu...
Founder
Paweł Marchewka
Founding date
1991
Address
City: Wroclaw
Street: ul. Żółkiewskiego 3 Ostrów Wielkopolski,
ZIP: 63-400
Country: Poland
Number of Employees
101+
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4/24/2017 2:46:15 PM
Techland

is a Polish video game developer and publisher founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka.

Description

They are best known for developing Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez (2006) and its prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009), and first-person survival horror video games Dead Island (2011) and Dying Light (2015). The company is headquartered in Ostrów Wielkopolski in central Poland and has offices in Wrocław, Warsaw, and Vancouver.

In June 2016 Techland announced that it would become a global game publisher, with plans to publish games developed by other studios and release two major multi-platform titles, and four in digital distribution each year. Their first published title will be Torment: Tides of Numenera, developed by inXile Entertainment and slated for release in February 2017.

History

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, titled 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. While Dead Island received generally positive reviews, Riptide received mixed reviews from critics.

Techland also released Dying Light, a first-person survival horror game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Originally scheduled for a 2014 release, the game was later delayed to January 2015. Upon release, the game received generally positive reviews from critics and the public. As a result, an expansion for the game, titled Dying Light: The Following, was released in February 2016 to very positive reviews. Currently, the company's future game in-development is Hellraid, which was initially put on hold due to focusing on the post-release of Dying Light.

In May 2016, CEO Pawel Marchewka revealed that the company was working on two AAA projects, with one of them being a new intellectual property. The teams at Wroclaw and Warszawa will be the lead developers for the two projects, while the Vancouver studio will provide them additional support. Their total budget is $77 million. In June 2016, Marchewka revealed that the company had founded a new publishing division called Techland Publishing. They are set to publish two major releases and four digital releases every year. Their first third-party published game is Torment: Tides of Numenera, which is set to be released in 2017.

Games developed

Below is the list of video games developed by Techland.

Year
Title
Genre
PC
7th Gen
8th Gen
Other
2000
Crime Cities
Action
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Chess 2001
Simulation
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Mission: Humanity
Real-time strategy
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Speedway Championships
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Survival: The Ultimate Challenge
Strategy, simulation
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Bridge 3000
Simulation
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2001
Pet Racer
Racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2002
Pet Soccer
Sports
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2002
Indiana Jack
Platform game
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2002
FIM Speedway Grand Prix
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2003
Hen on Fire: Kurminator
Shooter
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2003
Chrome
First-person shooter
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2004
Xpand Rally
Racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2005
Chrome: SpecForce
First-person shooter
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006
Xpand Rally Xtreme
Racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006
GTI Racing
Racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006
Crazy Soccer Mundial
Sports
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 2
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2006
Call of Juarez
First-person shooter
Windows
X360
N/A
N/A
2008
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 3
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2008
Nikita: The Mystery of the Hidden Treasure
Platform game
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2008
Nikita: Wild Cars
Racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2009
Speedway League
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2009
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
First-person shooter
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2010
Nail'd
Racing
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2011
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 4
Sim racing
Windows
N/A
N/A
N/A
2011
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
First-person shooter
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2011
Dead Island
Action role-playing, survival horror
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
Linux/SteamOS
2011
Dead Stop
Tower defence
N/A
N/A
N/A
iOS
2012
Mad Riders
Racing
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2013
Dead Island: Riptide
Action role-playing, survival horror
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2013
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
First-person shooter
Windows
PS3, X360
N/A
N/A
2014
Hellraid: The Escape
Action-adventure, hack and slash
N/A
N/A
N/A
iOS, Android
2015
Dying Light
Action role-playing, survival horror
Windows
N/A
PS4, XOne
Linux/SteamOS
2015
FIM Speedway Grand Prix 15
Racing
Windows
N/A
PS4, XOne
N/A
2016
Dying Light: The Following
Action role-playing, survival horror
Windows
N/A
PS4, XOne
N/A
2016
Dead Island: Definitive Edition
Action role-playing, survival horror
Windows
N/A
PS4, XOne
N/A

Cancelled and delayed projects

  • Chrome 2 (on hold)
  • Day of the Mutants (cancelled)
  • Warhound (on hold)
  • Hellraid (on hold)
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