GarageGames Liberalizes Indie License for Torque Game Engine

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Anonymous Mar 16, 2004 at 00:19

GarageGames announced today that is has liberalized its popular $100 per programmer "Indie Games License" for the TGE to allow small, independent companies with annual revenues of less than $250,000 to publish their games anywhere, without restrictions or further royalties, other than including a Torque logo in the start up screen.

The Torque Game Engine technology has powered dozens of shipping games. From commercial products including Vivendi/Universal´s Tribes 2, Starsiege, and Trophy Bass to innovative, independent titles including GarageGames´ Marble Blast, Orbz from 21-6 Productions, BraveTree Productions´ ThinkTanks and the upcoming Dark Horizons: Lore from Max Gaming, the Torque Game Engine has shown itself to be a solid and proven game development platform.

"Max Gaming has looked at many other game development platforms," comments Adrian Wright, President of Max Gaming, "Torque not only provides an excellent development platform, but it also allows Independent developers to turn their visions into reality at a very low cost."

Licensing Conditions:

• The license can ONLY be used to make games.
• Any person or team that has less than $250,000 in annual company revenues can license at $100 per programmer.
• Games can be published with any publisher no limit on the number of titles.
• Torque Game Engine logo must be displayed in the title screen screens.

"Our mission has never changed; we exist to empower independent developers with technology, community and a market for quality products," said Jay Moore, Evangelist for GarageGames. "Now the price of technology to build games is no longer a barrier and with our liberal, license agreement developers are in full control of their intellectual property and the path they can chose to publish their games."

The Torque Game Engine is distributed online with the TGE 1.2 demo and additional information available regarding the indie license at: http://www.garagegames.com/torque

About Torque Game Engine:
The Torque Game Engine is a cross platform commercial quality AAA game engine with seamless indoor / outdoor rendering engine, state of the art skeletal animation, drag and drop GUI creation and a built-in world editor. TGE also features the latest in scripting, geometry, particle effects, and award winning multi-player networking code. TGE started life as the technology behind Tribes, Starsiege, and Tribes 2 and is currently being used by thousands of developers around the world to make innovative games such as Marble Blast Gold, Orbz and ThinkTanks.

About GarageGames:
GarageGames mission is to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game makers to build commercial quality multiplatform games. Known for bringing the Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100, GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com and is the presenter of the annual Indie Games Con

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