Reality Engine Released, Integrates NovodeX Physics

Los Angeles, Calif. - February 22nd, 2005 - Artificial Studios Inc today announced their collaboration with NovodeX AG, creators of the industry acclaimed NovodeX Physics SDK, to bring groundbreaking physics to Artificial Studio's Reality Engine.

The move further strengthens Reality Engine's toolset for next-generation PC and console games and simulations, featuring a DirectX9+ graphics engine with real-time precomputed radiance transfer lighting, soft shadowing, HDR rendering, and a standardized shader-driven architecture supporting a wide range of cutting-edge effects. Reality's development pipeline boasts .NET and C# scripting integration, networked level editing, free-form scene construction with no BSP/Portal limitations, What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) interactive scene construction and physics editing, no compile times, and Max/Maya/XSI support.

Reality Engine's physics integration will include physics editing inside of Reality Builder, supporting creation of destructible physics representations for models and characters; constraint editing; vehicle building; complex simulation of water and other fluids; soft-body effects such as cloth, and interactive physics simulation and tweaking all in real-time.

"We're thrilled to have secured NovodeX Physics for Reality" explains Tim Johnson, Technical Director. "We considered many options in our search for a powerful physics engine for the next generation of games, but none impressed us
in performance and capabilities as much as NovodeX. We believe this collaboration will allow Reality's developers to take the realism in their games to an entirely new level."

About NovodeX:

Switzerland based NovodeX AG is a privately held corporation specializing in game physics middleware. Founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, its cutting edge technologies have injected physics into several game engines and industrial applications. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.novodex.com

About Artificial Studios:

Artificial Studios is a game and middleware studio dedicated to advancing the state of professional game development technology. Artificial Studio's flagship product is Reality Engine, a total solution for AAA games using next-generation DirectX9-powered graphics, dynamic physics, and high performance networking with a number of licensed titles already in development. Artificial Studios are simultaneously in development of an innovative, large-scale game for the PC and upcoming high-end consoles featuring these capabilities. For more information about Artificial Studios and Reality Engine visit http://www.artificialstudios.com or e-mail media@artificialstudios.com


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