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Silicon Knights, Inc.

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Silicon Knights, Inc. was founded in 1992 in Ontario, Canada, by Denis Dyack. In 1998, they were signed by Nintendo as a second-party developer. They created two games for them and ended the contract in 2004. They partnered with Microsoft Game Studios in 2005 to develop the Too Human trilogy of games. Nintendo still holds stock in the company.

Credited on 10 Games from 1992 to 2011

X-Men: Destiny (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)
Darksiders (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Too Human (2008 on Xbox 360, Xbox Series, Xbox One)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004 on GameCube)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002 on GameCube)
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
Dark Legions (1994 on DOS, Windows)
The Horde (1994 on DOS, SEGA Saturn, 3DO...)
Fantasy Empires (1993 on DOS, Windows)
Cyber Empires (1992 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)

History +


The company is signed by Nintendo as a second-party developer.

July 1992

Company was incorporated in Canada.

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In July 2007, Silicon Knights launched a suit against Epic Games, Inc. for more than $75,000 claiming Epic misrepresented the abilities of their Unreal Engine 3 when selling the license agreement to Silicon Knights. They licensed the engine for the game Too Human, but ended up developing their own engine.

Silicon Knights claimed Epic failed to provide a working game engine, not providing support and releasing a numbed-down version, not living up to the number of on-screen characters and lightning effects, which was not the version Epic used themselves to develop Gears of War, only provided afterwards. The accusations include fraud, negligent misrepresentation, intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, breach of warranty and a violation of North Carolina's unfair and deceptive trade practices act.

Silicon Knights, Inc. address/contact information:

One St. Paul Street, Suite 800

St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada

L2N 7J3

Fax: 905-687-3652

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