GarageGames Offers Radical New Commercial License for Torque Game Engine

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Anonymous Mar 16, 2004 at 00:21

GarageGames announced today that is has lowered the price of the full commercial license of the Torque Game Engine (TGE) for use by any size company to only $495 per programmer seat.

The commercial license imposes no publishing restrictions and is free of any royalty obligations.The Commercial Game License of the Torque Game Engine 1.2 (TGE) was originally $10,000 per title. This new commercial license will not only allow the engine to be used use for any purpose but in addition, the number of resalable products that the engine can be used to create is unlimited.

Now with a growing volume of documentation and tutorials, TGE is being used for a broad range of applications in addition to games including 3D visualization, architectural walk-throughs, simulations and CG video production.

"If Photoshop was priced at $350,000 or even $10,000 how many graphic designers and artists would be able to afford to use it? High end game engine technology should no longer be a custom solution available to just an elite few." stated Jeff Tunnell, President of GarageGames. "Every day I talk to entrepreneurs, educators and game developers who want to license our engine technology and have teams capable of leveraging our technology, now we´ve created a new license that will allow anyone with the imagination to have access to our engine at shrink wrap prices."

TGE 1.2 $495 Commercial License Conditions:

• Use for an unlimited number of commercial titles or applications.

• If annual revenues exceed $250,000 all programmers MUST have the commercial license.

• Games published by GarageGames are exempt from revenue restrictions.

• Torque Game Engine logo may be displayed in the product or credits.

The Torque Game Engine is distributed online with the TGE 1.2 demo and additional information available regarding the commercial license at http://www.garagegames.com/pg/product/view.php?id=31 .

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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