Tigon Studios

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Tigon Studios
Type Subsidiary
Industry Video games
Founded2002 [1]
Founder Vin Diesel
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
Products The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Wheelman
Riddick: The Merc Files
Fast & Furious Crossroads
Owner One Race Films
Website tigonstudios.com

Tigon Studios is a video game developer owned by One Race Films focused primarily on games featuring actor Vin Diesel, who also founded the company. Following a suspension of development work, Diesel reactivated the company in September 2013. [2] As the name of the company implies a tigon appears in the logo.

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Games

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is set before the films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick . It is a first-person shooter.

Wheelman

Wheelman is a driving game developed by Midway Studios Newcastle and published by Ubisoft and Midway Games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.

The game is set in an open-world environment modeled after Barcelona, full of destructible objects, alleyways, shortcuts through office blocks and a total of 31 story missions and 105 side missions. While most missions are driving-oriented, there are also foot missions that are played from a third-person perspective and which incorporate a cover system.[ citation needed ]

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is another game in the Riddick universe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. It also contains a remake of Escape From Butcher Bay. Vivendi Games, Sierra Entertainment, Tigon Games, Starbreeze Studios and Universal Pictures worked on the project, featuring new content and new features. [3] After the Activision-Blizzard merger, the game was dropped. It has since been picked up by Atari and was released on April 7, 2009.

Riddick: The Merc Files

Riddick: The Merc Files is a top-down view stealth-action game where the player controls Riddick, completing various objectives while escaping from mercenaries. Even though the gameplay focuses on stealth, the player has the option to use melee attacks and guns to take down enemies. However, using stealth attacks and remaining undetected generated more points for the player. The game was developed by Gaming Corps in Uppsala/Sweden and released on September 20, 2013, through iTunes for iPhone and iPad.

Fast & Furious Crossroads

Fast & Furious Crossroads is a racing and action role-playing game based on the Fast & Furious film franchise. It is developed by Slightly Mad Studios, a subsidiary studio of the British developer Codemasters, co-developed by Tigon Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

In development

Barca B.C.

In 2006, Barca B.C. was developed as a MMORPG. Later, the genre was changed into a third-person action real-time strategy. It is based on the historical Punic Wars of Hannibal Barca. The player controls Hannibal's forces during his historical campaigns against Rome. [4] [5]

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Stealth game Video game genre

A stealth game is a type of video game in which the player primarily uses stealth to avoid or overcome opponents. Games in the genre typically allow the player to remain undetected by hiding, sneaking, or using disguises. Some games allow the player to choose between a stealthy approach or directly attacking antagonists, but rewarding the player for greater use of stealth. The genre has employed espionage, counter-terrorism, and rogue themes, with protagonists that are special forces operatives, special agents, secret agents, thieves, ninjas, or assassins. Some games have also combined stealth elements with other genres, such as first-person shooters and also platformers.

Vin Diesel American actor and filmmaker (born 1967)

Mark Sinclair, known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and producer. One of the world's highest-grossing actors, he is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise.

<i>Pitch Black</i> (film) 2000 American film by David Twohy

Pitch Black is a 2000 American science fiction action film directed by David Twohy and co-written by Twohy and brothers Ken and Jim Wheat from a story conceived by the latter. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Diesel) is being transported to prison in a spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the surviving crew and other passengers to develop a plan to escape the planet.

<i>The Chronicles of Riddick</i> 2004 American science fiction film directed by David Twohy

The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction action film written and directed by David Twohy. It follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film Pitch Black. Vin Diesel reprises his role as Riddick and acts as producer. It is the first and so far only film in the franchise to be given a PG-13 rating. The film received negative reviews and was a box office flop despite being the highest grossing film in the Riddick franchise.

Riddick (character) Fictional character

Richard B. Riddick, more commonly known as Riddick, is a fictional character and the antiheroic protagonist of the Chronicles of Riddick series, including the animated short movie Dark Fury and the video games Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena. Actor Vin Diesel has played the title role in all of the Riddick-based films and video games thus far.

<i>The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay</i> 2004 video game

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is a first-person action and stealth video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and Tigon Studios, and was published by Vivendi Universal Games. Released for the Xbox and Microsoft Windows in 2004, the game's story is a prequel to the futuristic science fiction film Pitch Black. Actor Vin Diesel—who was involved in the game's development—reprises his role as that film's protagonist, Richard B. Riddick.

<i>Thief: Deadly Shadows</i> 2004 video game

Thief: Deadly Shadows is a stealth video game developed by Ion Storm for Microsoft Windows and Xbox that was released in 2004, on May 25 in North America and on June 11 in Europe. It is the third video game in the Thief series.

Starbreeze Studios Swedish video game company

Starbreeze Studios AB is a Swedish video game developer and publisher based in Stockholm. Notable games developed include The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Founded by members of the demogroup Triton, the company was merged with O3 Games in 2002 wherein the Starbreeze name was retained. The company produced titles including Enclave and Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade. In the early 2000s, cancellations of their projects due to conflicts with publishers and a failed acquisition led to a severe financial crisis, resulting in staff lay-offs during the development of Starbreeze's fourth game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. This game received critical acclaim and helped Starbreeze establish a reputation for producing quality games. The company worked on The Darkness, whose sales were considered satisfactory.

One Race Films

One Race Films is an American film and multimedia production company. It is based in Studio City, California, and primarily produces feature films. Through its subsidiaries Tigon Studios and Racetrack Records, the company also produces video games and houses a record label. One Race has currently released a total of 15 feature films, all of which star Vin Diesel, who founded the company in 1995.

<i>The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena</i> 2009 video game

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is a science fiction first-person action video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Mac OS X. The game is a sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, which was remade and included along with the Assault on Dark Athena campaign. The game was released on April 7, 2009. A demo was released on Xbox Live on March 4, 2009, with a PlayStation Network release following on March 12, 2009. Virtual Programming released the Mac OS X version on April 16, 2010, as a download through Deliver2Mac.com and other digital distribution web sites.

<i>Xbox Exhibition disks</i> 2002 video game

Xbox Exhibition was a game demo compilation series from Microsoft Game Studios to advertise and preview upcoming Xbox games. The discs contained several playable game demos, game trailers, video content from G4 TV, music videos, and music from indie artists which were downloadable to the Xbox's hard drive. The availability of these demos varied by region.

The Chronicles of Riddick is a science fiction action space Western media franchise created in 2000 by brothers Ken and Jim Wheat and later continued by writer-director David Twohy, spanning three live-action feature films, a direct-to-DVD animated film, two video games for PC and consoles, one motion comic, one mobile game, and two novelizations.

<i>Wheelman</i> (video game) 2009 video game

Wheelman is an action-adventure video game developed by Tigon Studios and Midway Studios – Newcastle and published by Ubisoft in conjunction with Midway Games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The game was released in March 2009 and stars Vin Diesel.

Fast & Furious is a media franchise centered on a series of action films that are largely concerned with street racing, heists, spies, and family. The franchise also includes short films, a television series, live shows, video games and theme park attractions. It is distributed by Universal Pictures.

<i>Transformers: Dark of the Moon</i> (video game) 2011 video game

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is an action-adventure video game based on the 2011 film of the same name. It is the sequel to 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the third video game adaptation of the live-action Transformers film series. Unlike the first two games, Dark of the Moon follows an original story, set before the events of the film it is based on, and features only one campaign, which alternates between the Autobots and the Decepticons. A spin-off, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, was released in June 2014.

<i>Fast & Furious 6</i> 2013 film directed by Justin Lin

Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the sequel to Fast Five (2011) and is the sixth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. It stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, and Gina Carano. In the film, Toretto, O'Conner, and the team are offered amnesty for their crimes by helping DSS agent Luke Hobbs to apprehend a mercenary group, one member of which is Toretto's presumed deceased lover, Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez).

<i>Riddick</i> (film) 2013 American science fiction action film directed by David Twohy

Riddick is a 2013 American science fiction action film and the third installment in the Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy, who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

<i>Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Blacklist</i> 2013 action-adventure stealth video game

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. The seventh installment of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series, it is the sequel of Splinter Cell: Conviction. In the game, players control Sam Fisher, a spymaster working for the Fourth Echelon, in a mission to stop the Engineers, a group of terrorists which is trying to coerce the United States into recalling all of its troops stationed abroad. Blacklist's gameplay is similar to its predecessors, with players tasked with completing objectives and defeating enemies. Blacklist marks the return of the asymmetrical multiplayer mode Spies vs. Mercs, which was introduced in Pandora Tomorrow.

<i>Fast & Furious Crossroads</i> 2020 racing video game

Fast & Furious Crossroads is a racing and action role-playing video game based on the Fast & Furious film franchise. It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios, a subsidiary studio of the British developer Codemasters, and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game was scheduled to release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2020, but was delayed to August 7 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic following the postponement of F9. Upon release, the game received negative reviews.

Perfect Dark is an upcoming video game that is in development by The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics. It will be published by Xbox Game Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S. The game will be a reboot of the Perfect Dark series.

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