1st December 2008 - Paris, France - Darkworks, one of Europe's leading game development studios today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership with Trioviz to use and license its revolutionary 3D technology in videogames on PC and game consoles. The studio will be demonstrating the technology at the 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles running from 1st-2nd December 2008.
The partnership allows Darkworks to use Trioviz technology in games to create fully 3D interactive experiences, on existing ordinary household TV's via a pair of special Trioviz glasses. Apart from these specific glasses, no other equipment is required.
As part of the partnership, Darkworks is also working on a SDK giving access to the technology to fellow game developers. The solution will be ported to consoles and be available for major game engines.
Alexis Arragon, Product Development Manager of Darkworks said, "This technology allows us to provide an incredible 3D gaming experience on existing CRT, Plasma and LCD TV's.Â Â We're excited about the possibilities and opportunities that this will open up for us as game developers for consumers to enjoy. Full 3D gaming is the next revolution in videogames.Â Consumers will be amazed at the depth of experience that we can provide with this technology."
Darkworks will be demonstrating the technology on their joint booth with Trioviz which will feature some excerpt of nature documentary-style movies and a highly anticipated unreleased animated film based on a high profile IP.
The Trioviz solution can be used today on any movie or video that has been produced in stereoscopic 3-D or by using depth information contained in the images. For video games, specific information is polled from game data and used to produce the 3-D result in real-time. A wide range of parameters allows artistic directors and designers to easily get the visual result they need.
Christophe Brossier, CEO of Trioviz, points out the immense potential: "In the next few years, hundreds of millions of people will watch dozens of major Hollywood movies in thousands of cinemas equipped with 3-D digital projection technology - including highly anticipated big-budget movies from Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Eric Brevig; concerts fromNational Geographic "U2-3D" as well as animated pictures from Walt Disney, DreamWorks and many other studios. The 3-D cinema release of a movie usually draws in three times more spectators than its 2-D version. Still, half of the total revenues of a Hollywood motion picture generally come from DVD sales. And until now, there was no way to release and sell a decent DVD version of a 3-D movie to the mass market. TRIOVIZ has solved that problem."
To arrange a demonstration please visit Darkworks and Trioviz on their booth or contact Alexis Arragon, firstname.lastname@example.org, M: +33 (0)6 1939 7703. For more information on the 3D Entertainment Summit, please visit the event website at http://www.3d-summit.com
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Based in central Paris France, Darkworks is one of the leading French independent developers. Founded in 1998 and employing 110 developers, Darkworks's previously released projects include Alone in The Dark: The New Nightmare and Cold Fear. It is currently working on I Am Alive, to be published by Ubisoft. The company is focused on titles for Microsoft Xbox 360â„¢Â and Sony PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 and is the leader of the PLAY ALL project.
The original 3-D images are simply processed with TRIOVIZ's technology. The DVDs are then manufactured as usual and shipped with special TRIOVIZ glasses. Unlike the red-and-blue 3-D glasses of the past, the innovative yet inexpensive TRIOVIZ glasses render 3-D entertainment with beautiful, natural colors and sharp images, and without any "ghosting." There is no discomfort, fatigue, eye strain or headaches.
With TRIOVIZ, 3-D movies can be enjoyed on all LCD and plasma screens, all CRT and DLP television sets, and even any laptop computer. TRIOVIZ-processed films can be played on all DVD players, including HD-DVD and Blu-ray.Â TRIOVIZ's patent-pending breakthrough technology is live, available today, and unique on the market