Remedy Entertainment Oyj

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  • Remedy Entertainment Oy - former company name (from 1995-09-27 to 2017)

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Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is a Finnish development studio founded in 1995 and based in Espoo. Many of the founding members were previously part of the demo scene group Future Crew.

The studio's first game was the top-down racing shooter Death Rally (1996), followed by the two Max Payne games (2001 and 2003) featuring a titular protagonist in a story of hard-boiled revenge. The game popularised the use of bullet time in games, a technique best known from The Matrix movies, mixed with action sequences reminiscent of John Woo movies, but entirely set in against film noir backdrop. After having sold the movie options in 2001, a film based on the story starring Mark Wahlberg was eventually released in 2008. Max Payne 3 was released in 2012, but it was designed by Rockstar Vancouver and the series writer Sam Lake was not involved.

The company released its fourth game, the action thriller Alan Wake, in 2010. Despite having released a small number of games in its relatively long history, the studio does fine as all of their titles have been received very well, both by the press and in sales numbers. Alan Wake was the studio's first title not initially released on the PC. It remained an Xbox 360 exclusive for two years and had a disappointing start in sales, although according to Remedy team leader Oskari Häkkinen the sales continued well post-launch. In 2012 the PC version was made available with a number of tweaks and the studio also released the more action-focused spin-off Alan Wake's American Nightmare as an Xbox 360 XBLA game. A remastered version of the original game was released in 2021.

The studio is responsible for the popular benchmark application 3DMark. Initially created as Final Reality in 1997, Remedy soon established the separate company Futuremark Oy, referencing the demo group's name, to handle the application. In January 2008 Futuremark established its own game development studio as Futuremark Games Studio.

Credited on 18 Games from 1996 to 2023

Alan Wake II (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Alan Wake: Remastered (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Control: Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version (2020 on Nintendo Switch)
Control: Ultimate Edition (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5...)
Control (2019 on Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One)
Control (2019 on PlayStation 4)
Quantum Break (2016 on Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Quantum Break (2016 on Windows, Windows Apps)
Agents of Storm (2014 on iPhone, iPad)
Alan Wake's American Nightmare (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Alan Wake (2012 on Windows, Windows Apps)
Alan Wake (Collector's Edition) (2012 on Windows)
Death Rally (2011 on Windows, iPhone, Android...)
Alan Wake (2010 on Xbox 360)
Alan Wake (2010 on Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Max Payne (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Death Rally (1996 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh)

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1995

Company founded in Finland.

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Contact information (2016)

Remedy Entertainment, Ltd.

Kappelitie 8

FIN-02200

FINLAND

Phone: +358-9-435 5040

The former company website was located at www.remedy.fi

Contact information (October 2008)

Remedy Entertainment, Ltd.

Päiväntaite 8

FIN-02210 ESPOO

FINLAND Phone: +358-9-435 5040

Fax: +358-9-435 50444

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