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Venetica (Windows)

70
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Venetica Credits

Deck13 Interactive

Our Special Thanks go toTobias Bertrand, Harun Celebi, Holger Durach, Steffen Holz, Sergei Kurlenko, Danny Man, Toni Nemec, Linda Nguyen, Robert Sander, Florian Schweinbenz, Martin Teichmann, Christian Trageser, Karsten Weiß, Sebastian Wunnicke, Who had to leave the team before the production was finished
Funded bydtp Game Portfolio 2006 Fondsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Hamburg
Directed byJan Klose
Executive DirectorFlorian Stadlbauer (Dr.)
Head of TechnologyThorsten Lange
Head of ArtTimm Schwank
Lead Character AnimatorGregor Weiß
Lead ProgrammingThorsten Lange
ProgrammingPhilip Hammer, Holger Durach, Karsten Weiß, Antonin Nemec
Additional ProgrammingLea Lindemann, Steffen Holz
Gameplay ScriptingSven Hammer, Lennart Kessler
Location DesignSusie Sou, Felix Haas, Timm Schwank
Concept ArtistFelix Haas
3D Environment ArtistsMartin Teichmann, Florian Schweinbenz (Schweini), Tobias Bertrand, Dominikus Reiter
3D SupportMartin Sander, Christian Trageser, Stefan Tolksdorf
Additional 3D ArtA20 Group, braindraintrain
Character DesignGregor Weiß, Timm Schwank
3D Character ArtistsGregor Weiß, Sergei Kurlenko, Rocketbox Studios GmbH
Character AnimationGregor Weiß, Danny Man
Character Concept Art & StoryboardsFelix Haas, Die Kolonie, Dieter Klapper, Tahar Jaber
Additional Character DesignAerohills, Augenpulver - Design and Illustration GbR
Cutscene DevelopmentGregor Weiß, Danny Man
Additional Cutscene DevelopmentSven Hammer, Lennart Kessler, Timo Mylly
UI DesignMike Wemhoff, Martin Sander
Content IntegrationSven Hammer, Lennart Kessler, Darius Daniali, Norman Ehmer, Fedja Adam
Project ManagementElisabeth Riebschläger (Lizzy)
Multimedia DesignLinda Nguyen
Particle EffectsChi-Thong Nguyen, Martin Sander
StoryJan Klose, Falko Löffler, Steffen Naumann (Dr.), Stefan Watzke, Timm Schwank
DialoguesJan Klose, Falko Löffler, Steffen Naumann (Dr.), Stefan Watzke, Timm Schwank
Dialogue EditorsIan Morris, Mark Estdale
Cutscene IntegrationGregor Weiß, Sven Hammer, Lennart Kessler, Jan Klose
QA ManagerFelix Rischbieter
Office ManagementSarah Wrensch
Legal AdviceChristian Hoppensted
Testing SupervisionFelix Rischbieter
TestersOliver Bärschneider, Manuela Bode, Eva-Maria Freund, David Frombold, Ralf Fuhrmann, Philipp Graml, Lars Heppner, Carsten Hitter, Jurek Höfer, Frank Daniel Hundrieser, Kevin Kerkhoff, Arne Kleinophorst, Verena Klose (Dr.), Daniel Köth, Paul Kunz, Dominique Mader, Andreas Menkhoff, Nicole Mörning, Thorsten Richter, Lars Scharfenberger, Markus Tretin, The Deck13 Team
PINA3 is powered byOGRE3D, Physx, FMOD Ex Sound System, GFx
PhysX byNVIDIA
FMOD Ex Sound System byFirelight Technologies
GFx fromScaleform
Agent Movement powered byPathEngine TM [www.pathengine.com]
RPG Rules based onTerra Magna Pen and Paper RPG
Terra Magna Pen and Paper RPG (c) 1999Artex Software
Deck13 would like to say thank you toSteve Streeting, The Schwanks ‑, Stefanie Schwank, Maya Schwank, Hanna Schwank, Verena Klose (Dr.), Armin Burger, Cornelia Stadlbauer (Dr.), Sophie Charlotte Stadlbauer, Markus Windelen, Mathias Reichert, Achim Heidelauf, Claas Wolter, Rebekka Adolph, Fabien Bihour, Cyril Labordrie, Sylvain Grosdemouge, Ralf C. Adam, Oliver Staude-Müller, Jovanovic Family, Games Academy Frankfurt, Ben Hassen (Der kleine Mann), Waitress of the Pfeffermühle Canteen, The Munich Heartbreakers

Dynamedion

Original Soundtrack written byTilman Sillescu, Markus Schmidt, Alexander Röder, Alex Pfeffer
Venetica Main Theme written byJan Klose
Original Sound Design byMichael Schwendler, Axel Rohrbach, Alexander Röder, Pierre Gerwig Langer, Carsten Rojahn
DirectionPierre Gerwig Langer

dtp entertainment AG

Development DirectorMathias Reichert
Senior ProducerAchim Heidelauf
International Marketing DirectorClaudia Kühl
Head of MarketingThorsten Hamdorf
Head of PRThorsten Hamdorf
International Brand ManagerRebekka Adolph, Ray Livingston
Product ManagerKay Jungmichel
Marketing CoordinatorBenedikt Grasmann
Senior PR ManagerClaas Wolter
Content & Community ManagerBettina Korb
Junior Art Director OnlineChristian Leibe
Packaging & Manual Design Art DirectorStefan Sturm
Graphic DesignerDennis Barcelona, Martina Stellbrink, Björn Richter
Head of Localization DepartmentJohannes Bickle
Localization ManagerBernie Duffy, Matthias Eckhardt, Patricia Grube, Maren Nötzelmann
QA ManagerPan Schröder
QA Resource ManagerSteffen Böhme
QA Technical LeadMathias Reinke
Lead TesterIngo Tuletz
TestersDominik Späth, Sascha Leuenroth, Torben Brzozowski, Jonas Teegen, Thomas Bark, Maik Schröder, Heiko Schiemann (Loki), Ufuk Fernandez, Armin Röhrs, Martin Petersen, Tobias Schulze, Judith Gastell, Daniel König, Mahmut Mir, Christian Stahlich, Jemima Bedau, Martin Bennung, Michael Noss, Marc Schönbrun, Davide Ferrari, Alessandra Foglia, Jose Manuel Angulo Caro, Antonio Freire de Dios, Kamel Gherbi, Arnold Kalambani, Jean Christian Drolet, Douglas Brennan, Cecilia Flores Mozo
Legal AdviceMaren Fischer, Kai Bodensiek, Brehm & v. Moers
dtp would like to say thanks toCécile Schneider, Robert Seifert, Annie Dumitrescu, Denise Schaar, Mark Geise, Oliver Mills, Melanie Garding, Paul Guillaumon, Christian Krüger, Kjell Heidelauf, Sonja Heidelauf, Tom Thiel (illuvision)

German Voice Recording

Dialogue EditingRC Production, Kunze & Wunder
Voice DirectorJan Klose
Dialogue Recording EngineersJulian Bartels, Clemens Brix
Dialogue EditorMichael Ungerer
CastJohannes Berenz, Matthias Deutelmoser, Manja Doering, Frank Glaubrecht, Peter Groeger, Florian Halm, Tanya Kahana, Klaus Dieter Klebsch, Matti Klemm, Jaron Löwenberg, Luise Lunow, Tobias Nath, Viktor Neumann, Engelbert Von Nordhausen, Gerald Paradies, Markus Pfeiffer, Erich Räuker, Peter Reinhardt, Ricardo Richter, Lutz Riedel, Margot Rothweiler, Dennis Schmidt-Foß, Tilo Schmitz, Thomas Schmuckert, Reiner Schöne, Oliver Siebeck, Katharina Spiering, Jürgen Thormann, Claudia Urbschadt-Mingues, Bodo Wolf, Almut Zydra

English Voice Recording

Casting DirectorMark Estdale
Casting AssociateRachel Lankester
Voice DirectorsMark Estdale, Jan Klose
Recorded and Cast atOutsource Media London
CastGareth Armstrong, Helen Ayres, Anna Bentinck, Tim Bentinck, Brian Bowels, Oliver Chen, Phil Cornwell, Matt Cowlrick, Johnny Daukes, Joanna David, Rupert Degas, Alison Dowling, Ben Elliot, Mark Estdale, Rupert Farley, Stephen Greif, Kevin Howarth, Dave John, Emily Joyce, Peter Marinker, Tom Mckay, Mark Pearce, Stephen Perring, Alison Pettit, Colleen Prendergast, Rob Rackstraw, David Rintoul, Jess Robinson, Struan Rodger, Paul Shearer, Jay Simon, Tom Turner, Will Vanderpeyue, Ronan Vibert, Evral Walsh, Dean Williamson, Andrew Wincott
Dialogue Recording EngineersJuan Manuel Delfin, Tim Vasilakis
Dialogue EditorsKit Challis, Tim Vasilakis, Danny Gould
Dialogue Tools EditorLuke Boniface
Production AdministratorTamsin Pearson

French Voice Recording

Recording StudioDune Sound [Paris]
Artistic DirectorCyrille Artaux
CastGabriel Ledoze, Stéphane Ronchevski, Damien Boisseau, Laura Blanc, Lionel Tua, Sylvain Lemarié, Gaëlle Savary, Cyrille Monge, Patrice Melennec, Marie Chevalot, Florence Dumortier, Guillaume Lebon, Benoît Allemane, Bernard Métraux, Martial Le Minoux, Jérôme Pauwels, Isabelle Ganz, Barbara Berettà, Patrick Béthune, Guillaume Orsat, Frantz Confiac, Tanguy Goasdoue, Mark Lesser, Marc Alfos, Bernard Bollet, Philippe Dumond, Cyrille Artaux, Éric Peter, Philippe Catoire, Jean-Pascal Quillichini, Patrick Borg, Marc Saez, Véronique Desmadryl, Nathalie Homs, Marc Perez, Véronique Picciotto, Xavier Fagnon, Serge Thiriet, Pierre-François Pistorio, Cédric Dumond

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Martial Le Minoux, 108 other games
Mathias Reichert, 66 other games
Stefan Sturm, 65 other games
Tilman Sillescu, 64 other games
Johannes Bickle, 62 other games
Pan Schröder, 59 other games
Alexander Röder, 58 other games
Mathias Reinke, 57 other games
Serge Thiriet, 57 other games
Thorsten Hamdorf, 55 other games
Mark Estdale, 55 other games
Steffen Böhme, 50 other games
Marc Alfos, 46 other games
Markus Schmidt, 46 other games
Cyrille Artaux, 44 other games
Nathalie Homs, 44 other games
Maren Nötzelmann, 44 other games
Patricia Grube, 44 other games
Patrice Melennec, 43 other games
Ralf C. Adam, 42 other games
Sylvain Lemarié, 42 other games
Cyrille Monge, 38 other games
Cédric Dumond, 38 other games
Philippe Catoire, 37 other games
Claas Wolter, 36 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Divinity II: Ego Draconis, a group of 64 people
Haunted, a group of 63 people
Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance, a group of 61 people
Memento Mori, a group of 43 people
Das Schwarze Auge: Drakensang (Gold Edition), a group of 38 people
The Dark Eye: Drakensang, a group of 37 people
Gray Matter, a group of 35 people
So Blonde: Back to the Island, a group of 35 people
15 Days, a group of 35 people
Star Wars: The Old Republic, a group of 35 people
Drakensang: Am Fluss der Zeit (Personal Edition), a group of 34 people
Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil, a group of 34 people
Drakensang: The River of Time, a group of 34 people
Ankh: Battle of the Gods, a group of 32 people
Jack Keane, a group of 32 people
Mata Hari, a group of 32 people
Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, a group of 31 people
Crazy Machines 2, a group of 31 people
Ankh: Heart of Osiris, a group of 28 people
Drakensang: Phileasson's Secret, a group of 26 people
Crazy Machines: Elements, a group of 25 people
The Secret World, a group of 25 people
Black Mirror III: Final Fear, a group of 25 people
Luka und der verborgene Schatz, a group of 23 people
So Blonde, a group of 23 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Patrick Bregger (115710), Zerobrain (2759) and Sicarius (61021)