Logo from 2005 to present
|Founded||October 25, 1994|
|Headquarters||Kirkland, Washington, United States|
Number of employees
|Parent||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
Monolith Productions is an American video game developer based in Kirkland, Washington. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquired Monolith Productions in August 2004.
Monolith Productions was founded in October 15, 1994 by Brian Goble, Brian Waite, Bryan Bouwman, Garrett Price, Jace Hall, Paul Renault, and Toby Gladwell.
Co-founder Brian Goble had this to say regarding the company name.
At the time we formed the company, DOS was still the OS of choice for games. Because of this, we knew we had to come up with a name that was 8 characters or less (for 8.3 filenames). We had been researching story and technology ideas for our demo CD and we were watching a lot of movies. "Monolith" came up, was semi mysterious, wasn't taken, and was 8 characters. Perfect.
The company is best known for Blood and the No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R series. Monolith developed the LithTech game engine which was used for most of their games starting with Shogo: Mobile Armor Division in September 1998. Between 1997 and 1999, Monolith also published games–some developed by the studio, some by third parties.
In 2004, Monolith Productions was acquired by Warner Bros.
In 2014, they released Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and a sequel in 2017, Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
|1998||Rage of Mages[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Shogo: Mobile Armor Division||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Blood II: The Chosen||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Rage of Mages II: Necromancer[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator[A]||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter 2||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|2000||Sanity: Aiken's Artifact||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|The Operative: No One Lives Forever||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2001||Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Aliens Versus Predator 2||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|2002||No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
A These games were published, not developed, by Monolith Productions.
|2005||The Matrix Online||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Condemned: Criminal Origins||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||Condemned 2: Bloodshot||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|2009||F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2012||Gotham City Impostors||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Guardians of Middle-earth||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2014||Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Middle-earth: Shadow of War||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|