Overview from its website:
Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of
MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) 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 'Age of Conan' and 'Anarchy Online', as well as the adventure game 'The Longest Journey'.
Funcom kitchenThere are currently over 250 talented individuals from over 25 different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway, Canada, China, Switzerland and the US. This makes Funcom one of the most multi-cultural game development studios in the world, and is after 16 years of operation one of the largest and most influential independent development studios 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 '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 1.2 million copies, making it the best selling new MMO of the year. An expansion pack, 'Rise of the Godslayer', was launched in 2010 and received great critical acclaim.
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.
The company is currently in the process of developing several new game titles such as the new modern-day MMO 'The Secret World', as well as various free-to-play projects.
Funcom became a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2005.