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Digital Extremes

London •
200+ employees Employees in Digital Media & Tech

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes proudly ranks as one of the world's top development studios in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, Digital Extremes got its foothold in the industry through the shareware craze during the early 90's with the game, Epic Pinball. Epic Pinball was one of the most successful shareware games ever made, trailing only behind such industry greats as Duke3D, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. A sequel soon followed Extreme Pinball -- and together they helped fund the creation of what would become one of the industry's blockbuster franchises, Epic Games Unreal. The brainchild of Schmalz, Digital Extremes partnered with Epic Games and co-created Unreal and its counterpart Unreal Tournament. Both games set a new standard for first-person action games. Tremendously rich graphics, fine-tuned gameplay, frenetic action and high quality production value are descriptions that have become synonymous with any Unreal branded game. To date, the scope of games in the award-winning Unreal franchise, including Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Unreal Championship have sold more than 10 million units worldwide. The latest iteration, Unreal Tournament 2004 shipped to stores in March 2004. Currently, Digital Extremes is developing its newest Intellectual Property, the next-

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