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Monolith Productions

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Monolith Productions
Video game developer
Warner Bros. Games
Kirkland, Washington, USA


Monolith Productions was founded in 1994, its headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, USA. It started as a company that had diverse interests in producing all kinds of entertainment media, but ended up specializing in video games. They formed a partnership with Microsoft early on, producing some projects for them, including their most important one: the DirectEngine, later to be called the Lithtech Engine.

Monolith went on to produce a number of game titles, which met with varying levels of success over the next 6 years. They also self-published their own game titles, in addition to others', for a time. Early successes were Blood, Shogo: Mobile Armored Division, and Blood II: The Chosen. But it was The Operative: No One Lives Forever (aka No One Lives Forever or NOLF 1) that brought Monolith the accolades they'd long sought. They followed NOLF 1 with a further string of hits, including Aliens vs. Predator 2, No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (NOLF 2), TRON 2.0, First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.), and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

Already in 2003, while Monolith was still developing TRON 2.0 for Buena Vista Interactive, they were part-owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment. By 2004, Warner bought Monolith outright and made it part of its new WB Games division.

For a more detailed history of Monolith, see the Blood Wiki.


Monolith metallic logo circa 1998-1999.1)
Logo circa 1999-2000.2)
Logo circa 2001-2003.3)
Logo from 2004-Present.4)
1) , 2) , 3) , 4) All logos taken from MobyGames.