Funcom is a world-leading independent developer and publisher of PC and console games.
Funcom was founded in 1993 and has since then developed and published over 25 game titles across several genres and gaming platforms. Most notable of these are the MMOs ‘The Secret World’, ‘Age of Conan’ and ‘Anarchy Online’, as well as the adventure game ‘The Longest Journey’.
Funcom kitchenThere are about 100 talented individuals from several different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway and North America. After more than 23 years of operation, Funcom is one of the experienced developers in the business.
Funcom is also one of the most experienced developers of massively multiplayer online games in the world, having launched critically acclaimed titles such as ‘The Secret World’, ‘Age of Conan’ and ‘Anarchy Online’. The latter has served over 200 million hours of entertainment or more than 8 million days of playtime thanks to almost two million gamers who have set foot on the virtual world of Rubi-ka. The former was released in May 2008 and has shipped over 1.4 million copies since launch. An expansion pack, ‘Rise of the Godslayer’, was launched in 2010 and received great critical acclaim. ‘The Secret World’, ‘Age of Conan’ and ‘Anarchy Online’ are continually updated with new content and features for gamers to enjoy.
One of the key reasons for Funcom’s success in the MMO segment is the development of a proprietary MMO engine called ‘DreamWorld’. This engine gives the developers the flexibility and power needed to create some of the most advanced virtual worlds on the market.
In 2014, Funcom released ‘LEGO® Minifigures Online’, an online game based on the hugely popular Minifigures brand. In 2015, the company released ‘The Park’, a single-player horror experience based on ‘The Secret World’ IP. Funcom is currently developing ‘Conan Exiles’, an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, and ‘Hide and Shriek’, a Halloween themed competitive multiplayer game.