Techland Sp. z o.o. is a Polish video game developer and publisher founded in 1991 by Paweł Marchewka. It developed Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez (2006) and its prequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009), as well as 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 and Warsaw.
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Headquarters||Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland|
|Paweł Marchewka, Steve The Zombie|
|Products||Call of Juarez|
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Techland started as a distributor of computer software and created Crime Cities, the first game developed in-house, in 2000. Techland released sci-fi first person shooter Chrome in 2003. A prequel titled Chrome: Specforce was released in 2005. Techland has also developed driving games including rally simulation games Xpand Rally and Xpand Rally Xtreme and Volkswagen-licensed GTI Racing (2006).
Techland's proprietary Chrome Engine of 2003 has been developed further. ChromeEngine 4 was completed in 2006 and provided support for the PlayStation 3.
In 2015 Techland released Dying Light, a first-person survival horror game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. An expansion for the game, titled Dying Light: The Following, was released in February 2016.
On 30 March 2018, Call of Juarez: The Cartel and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger were briefly delisted from Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network citing a publishing dispute with Ubisoft. The video games returned to those storefronts in April 2018 with Techland as the sole publisher.
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