A new Unigine-powered "Tropics" demo is released and available for download now. The demo supports all modern graphical APIs: DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL. Both Windows and Linux version are available.
Key features of the demo are:
* Dynamic sky with light scattering
* Live water with a surf zone and caustics
* Special materials for vegetation
* HDR rendering
* Parallel split shadow map for the Sun
* Depth of field
* Real-time ambient occlusion
"Tropics" demo provides benchmarking capabilities also. It's included (as well as another Unigine-based demo, "Sanctuary") into the Phoronix Test Suite, the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available for the Linux operating system. Phoronix Test Suite 1.2 with the support of Unigine tests has been introduced on the 2008 X Developers' Summit at Edinburgh, UK.
Unigine is a a top-notch technology, which can be easily adapted to various projects because of its elaborated software design and flexible toolset. This cross-platform middleware for virtual 3D worlds is been developing by Unigine Corp. since 2005.
Due to the popularity of indie developers support program it was decided to continue it, so small independent studios have a chance to license Unigine technologies by low prices, starting from $15k. Please see licensing page for more information.