Relic Turns 20!

Posted On 06.05.2017

Back in 1997, most of the world was sobbing through the end of Titanic, spicing up their lives with Ginger et al, or tearing through the pages of the first instalment of Harry Potter. But not everyone.

That May, 12 founding Relicans were settling in above the bar where they would create the sparks of inspiration behind Homeworld, Impossible Creatures, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes and more. They couldn’t have known what they were setting in motion, but we’re so glad they went for it. Thanks to what they started, we’ve been able to connect with millions of fans and keep their legacy strong.

That brings us to you – our players. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning, or have fallen in love with one of those titles along the way, thanks for letting us do what we love. We count ourselves very lucky to make games for you and look forward to decades more! As a very small token of our appreciation, we’ve made a commemorative wallpaper available for free download. 

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Another massive thank you goes out to all Relicans, past and present. We wouldn’t be here without each and every one of you. Your passion and creativity is the secret sauce that’s kept us going throughout the highs and lows, and is the reason we’re still making games today. You’re a huge part of our history and we’d love to share your stories. Get in touch with us via email: info@relic.com or Twitter: @relicgames!

If you haven't seen it already, check out this awesome video by GameSpot. They quizzed our vets on the journey, the games, and more.

Of course, we can’t cram 20 years of Relic into a single day. That’s why we’re planning a year-long celebration with streams, events, and stories from our archives! We’ll be kicking things off in June with two special streams. First, we’re going to Kill Orks and Save Orcas! On Friday, June 9th, the Dawn of War and Company of Heroes teams will go head to head as part of Gamers for Orcas. Tune in at 10AM PST to win prizes, support your team, and keep the competition interesting by assigning handicaps with every donation.

Next, we’ll celebrate Company of Heroes 2’s fourth birthday on 25th of June! While we can't tell you everything just yet, let's just say we're going to be doing a Company of Heroes 2 tournament, with a very cool twist.

Get the latest on both of these events – and all the rest yet to come – on Facebook: @relicentertainment and Twitter: @relicgames. We hope you’ll follow along as we wish Relic the happiest of anniversaries!

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