Digital Extremes, Inc.

Overview

London, Ontario-based Digital Extremes was founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, who previously worked at Epic MegaGames on Solar Winds. Digital Extremes' first game was Epic Pinball, published as shareware by Epic MegaGames.

Epic Pinball proved to be a huge success in the shareware market, warranting two spin-offs by Digital Extremes. Silverball, released later in 1993, was a commercial version of Epic Pinball with all-new tables. Extreme Pinball, released in 1995, was an all-new pinball game with new features and a faster game engine.

All three of these games helped fund the development of Unreal, which started development in 1994 at Digital Extremes. Unreal was a first-person shooter that sported a true 3-D graphics engine, and spent four years in development limbo before it was finally released in 1998.

Unreal also proved to be a huge success in the gaming industry. The first three Unreal Tournament games and Unreal Championship were developed by Digital Extremes, but Epic MegaGames (who co-developed all of the Unreal games) has owned the rights to the Unreal franchise ever since.

Digital Extremes has moved away from the Unreal franchise to work on Dark Sector, a third-person stealth shooter released in 2008. In 2001, Digital Extremes formed a second studio in Toronto, Ontario to focus on developing console games. The new studio was named Brain Box Games, but this later became the name of a small division of the Toronto studio that focused on budget games. Since then, the Toronto studio was renamed to Digital Extremes Toronto, and the primary studio in London was renamed to Digital Extremes London.

The Toronto studio worked on their first-person shooter Pariah while the London studio was still working on Dark Sector. After Pariah finished development, the Toronto studio began working on Pariah: Shroud Wars. However, since Pariah was a commercial flop, Shroud Wars was renamed WarPath and took on a new life as a whole new game. It was released in 2006.

In 2005, the London and Toronto studios merged so that they could both work together on WarPath and Dark Sector.

Also Known As

  • Digital Extremes London (from Nov 15, 2002 to 2005)

Games

Warframe: Exclusive Prestige Pack X(2018)
Warframe: TennoCon Digital Pack(2018)
Warframe: Zephyr Prime Access - Turbulence Pack(2018)
Warframe: Zephyr Prime Access - Airburst Pack(2018)
Warframe: Zephyr Prime Access(2018)
Warframe: Zephyr Prime Access - Tornado Pack(2018)
Warframe: Zephyr Prime Access - Accessories Pack(2018)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Fire Prime Pack(2018)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Ice Prime Pack(2018)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Loki & Ember Dual Prime Pack(2018)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Loki Deception Prime Pack(2018)
Warframe: Battering Maneuver Pack(2018)
Warframe: Sure Footed Pack(2018)
Warframe: Rapid Resilience Pack(2018)
Warframe: Speed Drift Pack(2018)
Warframe: Starter Pack(2017)
Warframe: Mirage Prime Access(2017)
Warframe: Mirage Prime Access - Prism Pack(2017)
Warframe: Mirage Prime Access - Hall of Mirrors Pack(2017)
Warframe: Mirage Prime Access - Accessories Pack(2017)
Warframe: Mirage Prime Access - Eclipse Pack(2017)
Warframe: Jade Axa Bundle(2017)
Warframe: Obsidian Platinum Bundle II(2017)
Warframe: Hydroid Prime Access(2017)
Warframe: Prime Access - Accessories Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Access - Tempest Barrage Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Access - Tidal Surge Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Access - Tentacle Swarm Pack(2017)
Warframe: Exclusive Prestige Pack IX(2017)
Warframe: Vigor Pinnacle Pack(2017)
Warframe: Stealth Drift Pinnacle Pack(2017)
Warframe: Piercing Step Pinnacle Pack(2017)
Warframe: Armored Agility Pinnacle Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Brute Force Prime Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Brute Prime Pack(2017)
Warframe: Prime Vault - Force Prime Pack(2017)
Warframe: Oberon Prime Access Pack(2017)
Warframe: Oberon Prime Accessories Pack(2017)
Warframe: Exclusive Prestige Pack VIII(2017)
Warframe: Ice Spring Pack(2016)
Warframe: Crimson Dervish Pack(2016)
Warframe: Rending Turn Pack(2016)
Warframe: Toxic Flight Pack(2016)
BioShock 2: Remastered(2016)
BioShock: The Collection(2016)
Sword Coast Legends: Rage of Demons(2016)
Sword Coast Legends(2015)
Star Trek(2013)
Warframe(2013)
Halo 4(2012)

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