Newest dynamic lighting features integrated with UE3 pipeline as Geomerics joins Epic’s Integrated Partner Program
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM (July 20, 2011) – Geomerics announce a powerful integration of its premier cross-platform lighting solution, Enlighten, with Epic Games’ award-winning Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) is now available to licensees. Through its membership in Epic Games’ prestigious Unreal Engine 3 Integrated Partners Program, Geomerics maintains code and feature parity for Enlighten in step with the engine as it evolves.
Enlighten empowers game developers by providing the ability to update all aspects of indirect lighting in real time, in game, on PC and console. Instant feedback from Enlighten inside UnrealEd enables artists to iterate rapidly on lighting and opens up new worlds of creative possibilities. Enlighten’s fully dynamic global illumination technology, fused with the power of UE3, produces new levels of dynamism that were previously not thought possible on this generation of consoles.
“Providing developers with outstanding tools is a top priority for Epic, and we are making it easier than ever to produce visually stunning games with UE3 tools and the Enlighten integration,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “A number of this year’s biggest games are using Geomerics’ solution with Unreal Engine 3, and we’re making sure that process is easier than ever.”
“We’re thrilled to join Epic’s IPP and already be working with some amazing UE3 developers,” said Chris Doran, founder and chief operating officer of Geomerics. “The combination of Enlighten’s dynamic lighting technology and UE3’s superb authoring tools make a truly compelling proposition for developers. With Enlighten and UE3 the next generation of games technology has already arrived.”
In addition, Geomerics led a special learning session on dynamic lighting with UE3 at last week’s Epic Developer Day in London. Geomerics will provide a similar lecture for GDC Europe attendees entitled “Seeing the Light: Next-Gen Game Technology Has Arrived” at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 15.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed suite of integrated tools and scalability across platforms. Epic Games’ research and development continually evolve Unreal Engine 3’s highly mature toolset and content pipeline. Unreal Engine 3 is available across multiple platforms including iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, PC, Mac and Android. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated television shows. Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder and five-time winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine award in the US as well as the current holder and three-time winner of Develop magazine’s Best Engine award in the UK. Developers can start using Unreal Engine 3 with the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of the engine’s award-winning toolset available at www.udk.com. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained at www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and won more than 50 Game of the Year awards. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the five-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past three years. Additional information about Epic can be obtained at www.epicgames.com.
Geomerics is an innovation-led company developing cutting-edge graphics technology for the games industry. The company is based in Cambridge, UK, and has built a team that combines world class management and games industry experience with some of the UK’s leading researchers. We are partners with many of the leading companies in the games industry and are currently working with developers around the world on AAA titles for release in 2011 and beyond.
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