Digital Extremes
Digital Extremes

Mission

Whether it’s their employees or players, Digital Extremes is focused on community. They strive to create the best workplace possible through the development of a positive, purpose-driven, and rewarding environment. For their players, they are constantly pushing the limit of what’s possible on target platforms through artistic style, sleek code design, and technical efficiency. With their proprietary Evolution Engine, Digital Extremes has access to innovative unique tools and processes that help developers make better products on time and with less cost.

Driven by constant community feedback and strong communication through forums and weekly podcasts, the studio is driven as much by their fans as it is by the company.

Mission

Whether it’s their employees or players, Digital Extremes is focused on community. They strive to create the best workplace possible through the development of a positive, purpose-driven, and rewarding environment. For their players, they are constantly pushing the limit of what’s possible on target platforms through artistic style, sleek code design, and technical efficiency. With their proprietary Evolution Engine, Digital Extremes has access to innovative unique tools and processes that help developers make better products on time and with less cost.

Driven by constant community feedback and strong communication through forums and weekly podcasts, the studio is driven as much by their fans as it is by the company.

About

Digital Extremes found its start during the shareware craze of the early nineties. Developed by James Schmalz, Epic Pinball became one of the most successful shareware games ever sold, surpassed only by industry heavyweights, Duke3D, Doom, and Wolfenstein3D. Thanks to the success of the game, Schmalz went on to officially launch Digital Extremes in London, Ontario.

After seeing the potential of the emerging first-person shooter style, opened up by Doom and Wolfienstein, Digital Extremes partnered with Epic Games to help develop what would become the Unreal Tournament series–the first of these titles was released in 1998.

By 2011, Digital Extremes begun observing new opportunities in the industry, through platforms like Steam and online services from Xbox and Playstation. Then they decided to begin work on Warframe. This free-to-play game was released in 2013 and has found tremendous global success, boasts over 50 million players worldwide and celebrates TennoCon–an annual convention dedicated to the game and attracts thousands of gamers.

The company continues to grow and has expanded to over 300 staff and, recently opening up a second studio in Toronto.

They have won several employment awards, including Canada’s Top Employer (from 2010 through to 2018), Ontario Small Business Award in 2010 and the Large Business of the Year and the Excellence in Human Resources award from the London Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and 2012.

About

Digital Extremes found its start during the shareware craze of the early nineties. Developed by James Schmalz, Epic Pinball became one of the most successful shareware games ever sold, surpassed only by industry heavyweights, Duke3D, Doom, and Wolfenstein3D. Thanks to the success of the game, Schmalz went on to officially launch Digital Extremes in London, Ontario.

After seeing the potential of the emerging first-person shooter style, opened up by Doom and Wolfienstein, Digital Extremes partnered with Epic Games to help develop what would become the Unreal Tournament series–the first of these titles was released in 1998.

By 2011, Digital Extremes begun observing new opportunities in the industry, through platforms like Steam and online services from Xbox and Playstation. Then they decided to begin work on Warframe. This free-to-play game was released in 2013 and has found tremendous global success, boasts over 50 million players worldwide and celebrates TennoCon–an annual convention dedicated to the game and attracts thousands of gamers.

 

The company continues  to grow and has expanded to over 300 staff and, recently opening up a second studio in Toronto.

They have won several employment awards, including Canada’s Top Employer (from 2010 through to 2018), Ontario Small Business Award in 2010 and the Large Business of the Year and the Excellence in Human Resources award from the London Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and 2012.

Projects

This first-person shooter with role-playing elements was developed by Digital Extremes and published by 2K Games in 2012. Inspired by the popular comic books, The Darkness II, takes place two years after the events of the game’s predecessor. Players are placed in the role of Jackie Estacado, a don of a New York crime family and a wielder of an ancient chaotic force known only as The Darkness. Unravel the mystery that plagues Jackie and discover the motive of this ancient power.

The Darkness II is available on Playstation, Xbox, and Steam.

 

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Warframe is an action massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the sole focus of the studio. Based on an old concept for Dark Sector–first created in 2000–Warframe is their most successful IP with 55 million registered users and 2.5 million daily users. Players control members of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep far into Earth’s future to find themselves at war in the planetary system with different factions. The Tenno use their powered Warframes along with a variety of weapons and abilities to complete missions. Warframe is currently celebrating seven-years of robot ninjas in space.

Warframe is available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation 4, and  Nintendo Switch

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Projects

This first-person shooter with role-playing elements was developed by Digital Extremes and published by 2K Games in 2012. Inspired by the popular comic books, The Darkness II, takes place two years after the events of the game’s predecessor. Players are placed in the role of Jackie Estacado, a don of a New York crime family and a wielder of an ancient chaotic force known only as The Darkness. Unravel the mystery that plagues Jackie and discover the motive of this ancient power.

The Darkness II is available on Playstation, Xbox, and Steam.

 

See Project

Warframe is an action massively multiplayer online (MMO) game and the sole focus of the studio. Based on an old concept for Dark Sector–first created in 2000–Warframe is their most successful IP with 55 million registered users and 2.5 million daily users. Players control members of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep far into Earth’s future to find themselves at war in the planetary system with different factions. The Tenno use their powered Warframes along with a variety of weapons and abilities to complete missions. Warframe is currently celebrating seven-years of robot ninjas in space.

Warframe is available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation 4, and  Nintendo Switch

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