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Techland 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).[1] The company is headquartered in Ostrów Wielkopolski in central Poland and has offices in Wrocław, Warsaw, and Vancouver.[2]

Techland
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1991
Headquarters Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Area served
worldwide
Key people
Paweł Marchewka, Paul Milewski, Steve The Zombie
Products Call of Juarez series
Dead Island series
Dying Light
Number of employees
Around 300
Divisions Techland Publishing
Subsidiaries Techland Vancouver
Techland Wroclaw
Techland Warsaw
Website www.techland.pl

Techland's first title as a game publisher was Torment: Tides of Numenera, released in February 2017.[3]


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HistoryEdit

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 2011 Techland released open world survival horror game Dead Island. Its sequel, Riptide appeared in 2013.

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.[4][5] The video games returned to those storefronts in April of 2018 with Techland as the sole publisher.[6][7]

Games developedEdit

Below is the list of video games developed by Techland.[8][9]

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, Linux/SteamOS PS3, X360 N/A N/A
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, Linux/SteamOS N/A PS4, XOne N/A
2015 FIM Speedway Grand Prix 15[10] Racing Windows N/A PS4, XOne N/A
2016 Dying Light: The Following[a] Action role-playing, survival horror Windows,

Linux/SteamOS

N/A PS4, XOne N/A
2016 Dead Island: Definitive Edition[b] Action role-playing, survival horror Windows,

Linux/SteamOS

N/A PS4, XOne N/A
2019 Dying Light 2 Action role-playing, survival horror Windows,

Linux/SteamOS

N/A PS4, XOne N/A

Cancelled and delayed projectsEdit

Games publishedEdit

Below is a list of the games published by Techland Publishing.[15]

Year Title Developers Genre PC 8th Gen Other
2017 Torment: Tides of Numenera inXile Entertainment Role-playing Windows, Linux PS4, XOne OS X
2018 Pure Farming 2018 Ice Flames Construction and management simulation Windows N/A N/A

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dying Light: The Following is a story mode expansion for Dying Light.
  2. ^ Dead Island: Definitive Edition is a bundle that includes remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, as well as a brand new video game titled Dead Island: Retro Revenge.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adams, Dan. "E3 2006: Dead Island". IGN. 
  2. ^ "About". Techland. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  3. ^ Parfitt, Ben (June 10, 2016). "Techland's first published game is inXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera". Market for Home Computing and Video Games. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Boudreau, Ian (31 March 2018). "Call of Juarez Gunslinger delisted from Steam". PCGamesN. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  5. ^ Vazquez, Suriel (31 March 2018). "Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger Delisted From Some Major Online Storefronts". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Greenbaum, Aaron (13 April 2018). "Don't Panic, Call of Juarez Gunslinger Isn't Gone; It Just Changed Publishers". Twinfinite. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Roemer, Dan (30 April 2018). "The Call of Juarez series has a new publisher through Techland". Destructoid. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "Techland Game Developer". Games Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  9. ^ "Techland Sp. z o.o. Developed games". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Tom (August 27, 2015). "Dying Light developer announces FIM Speedway Grand Prix 15". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "4 Reasons To Buy Dead Island: Definitive Edition". gameranx.com. June 13, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Techland's Chrome 2 And Warhound Are On Hold". Voodoo Extreme. IGN. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Techland Games". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hellraid on hold. IGN". 21 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Welcome! • Techland Publishing". Techland Publishing. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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