Crytek is an interactive entertainment development company which was founded in 1999 by the Yerli brothers. The company's head office is located in Frankfurt, Germany. Crytek also has studios in Budapest, Hungary; Kiev, Ukraine; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Seoul, Korea. Crytek entered the United Kingdom games market in 2009 with the acquisition of the Nottingham based Free Radical Design which has been renamed to Crytek UK.
The company Crytek has been dedicated in to the development of high-quality video games for Next Generation Consoles and PC and real-time 3D Technologies such as their CryENGINE. The CryENGINE is one of the worlds most advanced and award winning 3D Engines. Crytek also licenses their technology to other developers to create games and movies.
Karl Hilton, Managing Director of Crytek UK explains the company’s reasons for joining TIGA:
“We are joining TIGA because we feel it is important to be part of the UK community and support TIGA in its mission to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. Crytek UK fully supports TIGA's campaign to gain Games Tax Relief for the UK games development industry to enable us to remain competitive in the international marketplace.
“Crytek entered the UK market to access the exceptional talent that exists in the UK development community. At Crytek UK we offer a premier working environment in our brand new office spaces, great company culture and access to cutting edge technology, by doing so we hope to attract the very best people to join the company.
“Crytek is also keen to work with TIGA’s university members and other academic institutions to give them free access to the CryENGINE® in the classroom. This will give students the chance to cut their teeth using the latest technology and ensure that graduates are skilled and experienced in industry development tools when they enter the workforce. As part of our support for TIGA we will be offering a discount for existing TIGA members who wish to license CryENGINE technology”.
Richard Wilson TIGA CEO welcomed Crytek to TIGA:
“Crytek UK is a significant and very welcome addition to the UK development community and to TIGA. We hope more international companies will follow Crytek’s example by investing in the UK and recognizing the highly skilled and talented workforce we have here. TIGA also commends Crytek’s commitment to work with our university members to give them access to the latest industry technology and address the skill shortage that exists in our industry”