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Techland Sp. z o.o.
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded1991
HeadquartersOstrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Area served
worldwide
Key people
Paweł Marchewka, Tymon Smektała, Adrian Ciszewski
ProductsCall of Juarez
Dead Island
Dying Light
Number of employees
≈300
DivisionsTechland Publishing
Websitewww.techland.net

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

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

History[edit]

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 both delisted from Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network citing a publishing dispute with Ubisoft.[4][5] Call of Juarez: Gunslinger returned to those storefronts in April 2018 with Techland as the sole publisher.[6][7] As of April 2019 however, Call of Juarez: The Cartel has not returned to certain storefronts, such as Steam.

Notable games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Dan (11 May 2006). "E3 2006: Dead Island". IGN. Ziff Davis, LLC. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "About". Techland. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ Parfitt, Ben (June 10, 2016). "Techland's first published game is inXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera". MCV. Newbay. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. 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.

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