The Real Story Of Techland, The Studio Behind Dying Light


As Kirk McKeand, the editor-in-chief at TheGamer, shows us, gaming and controversy just go hand in hand. Kirk got to look into the goings-on at one of the biggest Polish video game developers. In Poland, if you want to work for a AAA video game developer, it’s either CD Projekt Red or Techland. CDPR are known for their Witcher series and the mess that was Cyberpunk 2077 while Techland are known for their Dying Light series. It wasn’t until 2011 with the release of Dead Island that Techland would become a known commodity in the gaming industry.

The company quickly began spiralling downwards once development of Dying Light 2 began. Many members of the staff made some comments that were in poor taste when asked about the game, which led to negative press for the company that was completely warranted. CEO Paweł Marchewka is mainly responsible for Techland’s unorthodox work environment that doesn’t seem to respect boundaries and doesn’t seem to fit into the modern world. Questionable hiring decisions, unrealistic deadlines, radical brainstorming ideas, hypocrisy, you name it. Whatever the issue is, it’s never Marchewka’s fault when anything goes wrong at the company. There’s a creativity-killing vibe in Techland, but also a clear solution: get rid of the bad apples.

We’ll get into even more detail about Techland and all the controversy surrounding them in this video so we hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think about Techland in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe to TheGamer for more gaming related content.”

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