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Remedy Entertainment is a Finnish computer game developer founded in 1995 and based in Espoo, Finland. Aside from Alan Wake, the company is best known for its Max Payne series of video games.


In 1997, Remedy created a program called Final Reality, a 3D benchmark program. In November 1997, Remedy created a new company that would handle its 3D benchmark program called Futuremark. That program would turn into 3DMark, a popular 3D benchmark program that determines the performance of a video card with the latest graphics.

Before forming Remedy, four of the founding members were in the demoscene group Future Crew. Originally there was some industry speculation that Remedy was comprised entirely of Future Crew members, but this was dismissed by Joe Siegler of partner-company 3D Realms.

The Max Payne series of games are based on the character Max Payne and his living nightmare through New York City. Payne is a fugitive undercover cop who is framed for murder and hunted by the NYPD and the mob. The Max Payne series is best known for popularizing bullet-time in a video game as well as being influenced by film noir. In 2002, Remedy sold all rights to Max Payne to Take-Two Interactive for US$10 million and 969,932 shares of stock.

Remedy's latest series, Alan Wake, just completed its latest entry, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, for Xbox 360 and PC. The first game takes place at the fictional small town of Bright falls in Washington, where Alan Wake meets the evil forces of the Dark Presence and combats them to save his kidnapped wife Alice. He has to sacrifice himself and take her place in the Dark Place, and begins working on writing himself out. This sets the scene for American Nightmare, where Wake has written himself into what most fans think is an episode of Night Springs in Arizona, where he combats his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch. The games were published by Microsoft Game Studios. Their next project, known as Quantum Break will be released in 2015 on the Xbox One

List of GamesEdit

Game title Year of release Platform(s)
Death Rally 1996 MS-DOS


Microsoft Windows
Max Payne 2001 Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation 2
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003 Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation 2
Alan Wake 2010 Xbox 360
2012 Microsoft Windows
Death Rally (remake) 2011 iOS
2012 Android, Microsoft Windows
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012 Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft Windows
Quantum Break 2015 Xbox One

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