Develant Technologies releases new game development tools for Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile

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Anonymous Jun 02, 2004 at 02:57

Develant Technologies, one of the leading providers of game development tools for mobile devices, today released a significant update to their game development platform GapiDraw 3.0. Today’s release adds Palm support to the GapiDraw platform, which now supports Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices! GapiDraw 3.0 is developed in collaboration with Microsoft, PalmOne and Tapwave to deliver breakthrough graphics performance on all major mobile devices, including new game machines such as the Nokia N-Gage.

GapiDraw is one of the leading game development tools for mobile devices, and has been used in hundreds of commercial games, including major titles such as EverQuest for the Pocket PC by Sony Online Entertainment. With today's release GapiDraw now also supports the Palm platform, which has been developed in collaboration with PalmOne and Tapwave. GapiDraw for Palm introduces revolutionary features for developers such as a virtual file system with support for folders and subfolders and full support for dynamic display resizing on devices such as the Tungsten T3.

"We are excited to deliver support for the Palm platform to GapiDraw, which is the result from a close collaboration with several of our industrial partners," says Johan Sanneblad, CEO of Develant Technologies. “By using our GapiDraw platform, mobile game developers can increase their revenue by offering games with breakthrough graphics performance on most handheld devices, using only one code base."

GapiDraw 3.0 supports the following devices and emulator environments:

* Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, and Pocket PC 2003 devices
* Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003 emulators
* Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and Smartphone 2003 devices
* Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and Smartphone 2003 emulators
* All Nokia Series 60 devices (including the NGage)
* All Sony Ericsson UIQ devices (including the P800 and P900)
* The Motorola A920
* All devices from PalmOne running Palm OS 5.0 and later
* All TapWave Zodiac devices
* Stationary PCs running Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP

GapiDraw is available for immediate download and purchase at www.develant.com with prices starting at $100 per application, no royalties involved.

About Develant Technologies
Develant Technologies AB is one of the leading providers of cross-platform game development tools for mobile devices such as Palm, Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile. Develant was founded in May 2004 to commercialize research breakthroughs in mobile game development technologies at the Swedish IT-Research Institute Viktoria AB ("Viktoria Institute"). With several established software platforms such as GapiDraw (that has been used in hundreds of commercial games including major titles such as EverQuest for the Pocket PC), Develant strives to help mobile game developers increase their revenue by delivering cross-platform tools that make mobile games development faster, easier and more fun! The company is located in Goteborg, Sweden.

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