NEWS - Wednesday, April 2, 2003


Digital Extreme Celebrates 10 Years

DIGITAL EXTREMES CELEBRATES TEN YEAR MILESTONE LONDON, Ontario – April 2, 2003 – This month marks the 10 year anniversary for Canadian-based leading independent game development studio, Digital Extremes. Since its founding by James Schmalz in 1993, Digital Extremes has grown from a one-man shareware shop to one of the most hotly sought after independent game development studios in the video game industry. “Reaching 10 years in this industry is an impressive milestone,” remarked Schmalz. “Our driving success is the incredibly talented and passionate team that has grown with us over the years. Finding and keeping talent in this industry is crucial and we’ve been lucky at doing both.” Starting during the shareware craze of the early ‘90s, Schmalz hit big with Epic Pinball, a modest but addictive creation with sales that trailed only behind such industry greats as Duke3D, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Still considering achievements in shareware to be the purest form of success, Schmalz attests, “It was do or die with shareware, the sales model forced you to make great games. And that model formed some of the best development teams in the industry. If you look at many of today’s really successful independent developers you’ll notice that they have one thing in common, they made big hit games in the shareware days.” Expanding on his shareware success, Schmalz founded Digital Extremes in April of 1993 and began creating something more graphically cutting-edge and technically complex, areas that Digital Extremes has since become known for in their games. Partnering with Epic Games on development, they together created what has become the award-winning multi-million unit selling franchise, Unreal® with their most recent successes being Unreal Championship Xbox™ and Unreal Tournament 2003 for PC. In 2001, Digital Extremes started a second studio in Toronto to focus specifically on games for the next generation console systems. The new studio, aptly named Digital Extremes Toronto is currently in production with its first title for Xbox. Details on the new game are expected to be released soon. In celebration of the 10 year milestone, Digital Extremes has redesigned its Web site at www.digitalextremes.com, adding more background on the company and its games as well as details on the new studio in Toronto. The new site will also serve as the main source of information on Digital Extremes’ upcoming titles currently in development. In addition, the two studios will be celebrating together at the London headquarters at a privately held 10 year anniversary party.
Source: http://www.xboxaddict.com/

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 48,720
Forum Posts: 725,917
Xbox One Titles: 2,823
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,028
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 15,624
Screenshots: 34,050
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News







Torchlight III Now Available

Torchlight III Now AvailableTorchlight III, the light-hearted and fast-paced dungeon crawler, has officially launched, bringing back signature mechanics that defined the series, like hack’n’slash combat and the beloved pet system.


See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
3 Replies, 977 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 818 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 5073 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 26968 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 27030 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 23099 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
6 Replies, 39423 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 23089 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 49109 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 52825 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 87945 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 60406 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 74076 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada October, 2018 Play date info thread.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 18860 Views

2 Giveaways! Bridge Constructor Portal AND Tempest 4000!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 17517 Views

© 2000-2020 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics