Bio[edit | edit source]
The studio was founded as a subsidiary of Epic Games at the beginning of 2003. It was composed by around 10 people, topping at 20 at some point. It was led by Dr. Michael Capps, who led the U.S. Army's efforts to develop their own computer game, America's Army, as a recruitment tool. Other notable members were level designer Jim Brown, long-time Unreal community member and also level designer Jean 'El Chicoverde' Rochefort (who also developed the Unreal Tournament 2004 map CTF-MoonDragon) and former Legend Entertainment artist Anthony Pereira.
The initial plan was for Epic to lead the company until they developed two games, after which control of the company would be left to Scion's employees. Their offices were located down the hall from Epic's offices in the Capitol Center off Jones Franklin Road.
On March 18, 2003, the studio merged with Epic Games, with all of its staff becoming part of the company. Mike Capps was named Epic Games's president after the merger, while Tim Sweeney remained chairman and CEO of the company. The company was still credited by its full name by the time Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict was released, though.
Works[edit | edit source]
The studio is credited with the creation of CTF-Avaris, which appeared in Unreal Tournament 2003 (with the Epic Bonus Pack) and Unreal Tournament 2004. They've also contributed a lot of content for Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict that never saw the light.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
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- Dyrness, Christina (January 18, 2003). "'Unreal' game company sires studio". NewsObserver.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2003. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
- "Team". Scion Studios. Archived from the original on February 6, 2003. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
- "Epic Games and Scion Studios Merge". Scion Studios (March 18, 2003). Archived from the original on April 4, 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
- Callaham, John (April 17, 2003). "On Scion Studios' Vision". HomeLan Fed. Archived from the original on June 18, 2003. Retrieved July 11, 2020.