Monday 14th September/… Funcom is the latest company to announce that it has adopted the market-leading lighting technology Enlighten from Geomerics. Enlighten will be used in the "The Secret World" as well as the highly anticipated expansion of "Age of Conan". The new look of "Age of Conan", with Enlighten technology incorporated, was first demonstrated publicly at GDC Europe and Gamescom in Cologne. The demo drew crowds of admiring attendees at both exhibitions who were amazed by the visual quality of the demonstration.
Gary Lewis, CEO Geomerics commented,“To work with a partner of the calibre of Funcom has been a real privilege. We will continue to work closely with them to support their ambition and vision and give their artists the exceptional tools they need to create some of the most visually compelling games ever seen– certainly the reaction from both consumers and press is confirming our conviction that Enlighten is achieving this.”
Rui Caisas, CTO Funcom added,“Working with Geomerics has been a pleasure for us. Their technology is unique in the industry and with their help and support we have been able to integrate it into our tools and pipeline. It’s truly exciting to use Enlighten and keep on pushing the envelope of graphical immersion in MMO-gaming by creating heart-pounding and stunningly realistic experiences for our gamers. Enlighten is now part of our core proprietary engine Dreamworld, and we look forward to further utilizing its possibilities with our next title“The Secret World”.
Geomerics will be demonstrating Enlighten and showing the Age of Conan integration demo at GDC Austin from the 16th to 18th of September. Please mail Rob Precious at firstname.lastname@example.org for a demo slot.
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Notes to Editors
Geomerics is an innovation-led company specialising in graphics software for the games industry and beyond. It is built on a combination of advanced in-house IP, a world-class research team, and strong management experience. Geomerics’ first product is Enlighten. Enlighten radically transforms the way that lighting is handled in computer games. Instead of pre-baking the effects of global illumination into the scene they can now be computed at run time, allowing for fully dynamic lighting. This dramatically enhances realism as well as opening up a new world of creative possibilities for designers and artists.
Further information can be found on www.geomerics.com
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
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