Bring together compelling, interactive storytelling and award-winning 3-D Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game-play and you'll understand why Relic Entertainment earns high praise from players and industry experts alike who salute the studio's vision to become the best RTS game developer in the world.
Founded in 1997 by Alex Garden and Luke Moloney in Vancouver, Canada (a city conducive by nature to nurturing great game developers), Relic set new standards for RTS with its debut product, Homeworld. Taking the year's E3 Expo by storm, Homeworld went on to be named PC Gamer's 1999 "Game of the Year." The world's bestselling PC Game magazine gave Homeworld a 93% rating, going on to say, "Engrossing real-time strategy matched to a vital and visually intense story makes this a gaming experience like no other." Both Checkout.com and IGN.com concurred, calling it the "Best Game of the Year." IGN.com wrote: "Relic not only tackled space, but may have just changed strategy games forever." Since then, Relic continues to develop great titles that go well beyond the standard blood and guts 'shoot-em-up' genre into a new era of interactive entertainment where story and strategy drive development.
News on Relic Entertainment
The Brian Wood Memorial Game Design Internship was announced this past weekend at Game Design Expo, hosted by the Game Design program at Vancouver Film School (VFS). Relic Entertainment... more
Business in Vancouver's annual list of the Biggest video game developers in BC was published today and the usual suspects are near the top. Rankings are based on the number of staff working in... more
Disclaimer: I'm currently working for Relic Entertainment and worked near Brian Wood. Thus I'm not particularly impartial on the subject. Unfortunately my first demonstration of how... more
According to our records, the following are the ten biggest video game developers in BC but our employee count data goes back to 2009. If you work for one of these game developers and can help us... more
Business in Vancouver annual list of the Biggest video game developers in BC was publsihed today and the usual suspects are near the top. Rankings are based on the number of staff working in... more
Hard to believe it's only been a week since my last update. Seems like two months. I'm finally back in Vancouver after 3 months and 12,000km on the road - just in time for one of the bigger games... more
I'm currently recovering from four straight days of Casual Connect and the WIGI Leadership Development Forum in Seattle. The conference is focused primarily on sales and marketing in the (very... more
Another late afternoon post... if the recession hadn't wrecked Beer Fridays for all the local studios, no one would be sober to read this. As always, if you have any Vancouver game industry news... more
Every week I'll cover brief news sloughed off the pale underbelly of Vancouver's game industry. If you have something you think should be passed along here - a rumour, a tip, a launch, a party, a... more