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Mercs - How Do They Work? - Part I

Meet Dirty Bomb’s Mercenaries (or Mercs for short) - the living, breathing (often bleeding) embodiments of competitive, fun multiplayer gaming. They come from all over the world, from every kind of background, united by an unquenchable thirst for cold hard cash. They’re the very best at what they do, and what they do involves getting gold for shooting lead. They each have a unique trick up their sleeve, a special combat ability that marks them out from the common herd.

What is Dirty Bomb?

When a dozen radiological dirty bombs go off, forcing the sudden evacuation of London city center, there's a lot left back in the contaminated zone. Some of it needs to be safely extracted. Some of it needs to disappear pronto. Overnight there's urgent demand for people who don't mind getting their hands dirty. And with demand comes supply. Private Military Companies (PMCs) and their hired mercenaries the world over flock to London to do whatever people will pay for. The "making things go boom" business in London is booming.

Programmers of the World. We Want You!

Whether you construct the building blocks from which wondrous universes are created, the tools to do just that, or the physical laws by which said universe’s inhabitants must abide; we’re looking to hear from you!

Splash Damage is currently working on exciting titles across PC, Mobile and the new console generation. We’re looking to expand the Tapir army with a whole host of programming positions, as well as a selection of additional roles from all walks of gamedev life. Full details can be found here.

RAD Soldiers World Cup in Review

Having topped the charts in over 90 countries, it was clear from a very early stage that RAD Soldiers’ mischievous little Mercs struck a chord on the lute of love with gamers across the globe. While millions of matches have been played, and plenty of gamers have climbed the matchmaking ladder; one question kept the most hardcore of RAD warriors awake at night…

…when society implodes and the world inevitably descends into the chaotic madness found in the RAD Soldiers universe…which nation will have the one true squad to save the world?

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Hits Double Toothpicks!

Eleven entire years of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory marks landmark in game landmarks. It's hard to believe that 1.1 decades have passed. It's hard to believe that over 19 million "down-loads" have been "down-loaded". It's easy to believe that the Old City has been captur- Old City Lo- Old City Captured!

Many are the player hours. Many are the maps and mods. Incalculable is Splash Damage's gratitude to everyone who made, and remade, and most of all played Wolf: ET.

For all the Fuel Dumps dumped, the Siwas Oasised, the Seawalls Seawalled, Würzburg Würzburged, Rails Gunned, and Gold Rushed, we can only say V-4-3

Happy Birthday, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory!

Extraction is Dead, Long Live Dirty Bomb

Remember when Dirty Bomb went to PAX last year and came back as Extraction? Yeah, about that…

Long story short, the game’s back to being called Dirty Bomb. This not only better reflects its personality, but also ensures that we have a single, consistent name across the globe. On top of that, we get to use #PlayDirty on Twitter (#LetsExtract just didn't quite have the same ring to it - well, except for dentists, maybe). If you want to find out more about the rebrand, check out the official press release.

To celebrate this name un-change, Nexon’s teaser website for the game has received a fresh coat of paint and beta sign-ups have reopened. If you want to help us test Dirty Bomb, get on over there and put your name down for a chance to be part of the beta.

In related news, Nexon have also confirmed that there will be dedicated servers available for Dirty Bomb in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Yay.

We’ll have much more news about Dirty Bomb soon. Stay tuned!

Axeso5 bringing Dirty Bomb to South America

Since announcing Dirty Bomb and partnering with Nexon and Destiny to operate the game in North America, Europe, Australia and Russia, we’ve had a lot of requests from players to bring the game to South America too. We’re pleased to be able to confirm that exactly that is now happening: We’ve teamed up with Axeso5, one of the most experienced operators in the region, and they will be running Dirty Bomb in all of South America.

If you live in the region and want to help test Axeso5’s Dirty Bomb infrastructure, you can sign up for their upcoming beta test on Axeso5's freshly launched Dirty Bomb website.

We're hiring All The Artists, Several Producers

Come join us! We're expanding our development team and are actively hiring for a variety of art and production positions. Here's the full list:



Splash Damage offers a comprehensive benefits package to all successful applicants. Check out our Culture section to find out more about what it's like to work here and don't forget to browse our extensive Living in London guide for everything you need to know about moving to London and living here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Nominated for Develop Award

The nominations for this year's Develop Awards have been announced, and we're delighted to see our work on Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer among them. Arkham's multiplayer portion is up in the Best Use of a Licence or IP category, where it joins titles like Disney Infinity, Metro: Last Light and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

The winners will be announced at the Develop Conference and Expo on July 9th. For the full list of nominees, check out the Develop website.

Extraction One of UK's Most Exciting Games, Says Kotaku

The new UK flavour of Kotaku is here, and, as one would, they start proceedings off in patriotic style by assembling a list of what they think are the most exciting British games in development. We're delighted to see that Extraction / Dirty Bomb (depending on where you are in the world) is part of it, joining games like Elite: Dangerous, Sir You Are Being Hunted, and Arkham Knight.

We know there hasn't been much news about the game lately, but we'll have much more to say soon. In the meantime, you can sign up for email alerts on Nexon's website for the game so you won't miss a thing when stuff starts kicking off.