Montreal, Canada– November 26, 2007– Audiokinetic Inc., a leading audio solution provider for the video game industry, announced today that it joined the Emergent Premier Partners program. As part of this exclusive agreement, Audiokinetic will be Emergent’s only audio premier partner. The partnership includes technical and commercial aspects that address the business and creative needs of game developers.
Wwise®, Audiokinetic’s audio pipeline solution, is already integrated with Gamebryo, Emergent’s game development framework. This option is available to Gamebryo users now. As part of the new technical partnership, this integration will soon take a step forward. The deeper technical integration will combine the strength of a solid game engine and the complete audio creative environment of Wwise. Game developers will be able to focus on their audio objective out-of-the-box, with no additional audio specific development required.
The commercial side of the partnership is a strategic distribution agreement that enables Emergent to sell Audiokinetic’s audio pipeline solution to its customers as part of a complete offering including Wwise and Gamebryo. Emergent can also sell a standalone version of Wwise to non-Gamebryo customers.
“Wwise and Gamebryo give developers a highly-integrated set of creative tools that take what consumer see and hear in games to a new level,” said Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent.“This partnership will allow us to offer a complete next generation technology solution to help developers create breakthrough games more efficiently than ever before.”
André Nadeau, President and CEO, Audiokinetic, commented:“Emergent’s distribution channel will facilitate the deployment of Wwise. By joining forces, we’ll deliver an unprecedented value of affordable and powerful solutions to game developers.”
Audiokinetic provides powerful and flexible audio solutions for the video game industry. Wwise, our award winning, audio pipeline solution, is setting new standards in audio production. This cost-efficient middleware increases productivity and simplifies the development process, giving game developers the flexibility, toolsets, and workflow necessary to dramatically advance the gaming experience.
Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montreal, QC, Canada. www.audiokinetic.com
Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions, known as Emergent Elements, include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent Elements give developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk. The Emergent Platform is the industry’s first comprehensive development and deployment platform designed to reduce“stand-up” costs and shorten time to market for online PC and multi-platform games.
Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; Tokyo; London; and Poland. To learn more, visit www.emergent.net.
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