CONCORD, Mass.&VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, August 3, 2010– Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a 3DVIA Player application that allows users to launch 3D games and other applications on Facebook Platform in just one click. The combination of Facebook Platform publishing coupled with 3DVIA’s suite of free 3D development tools, stock content and online hosting at www.3DVIA.com, enables any of 3DVIA’s more than 190,000 users to create, share and distribute playable 3D applications online and on Facebook.
“We have taken the guesswork out of launching 3D applications on Facebook Platform,” said David Laubner, VP, online product marketing, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes.“Indie game developers invest so much time and effort developing their titles only to realize the bigger challenge is distribution. Our new, simplified process for launching 3D apps demonstrates our commitment to removing the hurdles content creators face when trying to publish their work.”
The 3DVIA Player application for Facebook takes advantage of the free 3D hosting service available to users of 3DVIA Studio, a powerful 3D development engine, and 3DVIA Scenes, an online, consumer-friendly, drag-and-drop 3D creation tool for building interactive applications. Both products publish easily to an online viewer page on 3DVIA.com equipped with a“Play on Facebook” button. Clicking this button launches the application on Facebook, which can then be shared through wall posts or a dedicated URL within the 3DVIA Player application. More advanced users can use the sample Web code and tutorial provided to embed applications directly in their own developer profiles.
An excellent example of what can be achieved using this sophisticated functionality is“Billions, Save Them All,” 3DVIA Studio’s first social game application launched on Facebook Platform today. Visit http://apps.facebook.com/playbillions to play the game or http://billions.3dvia.com for complete details on its production.
3DVIA, the newest brand in the Dassault Systèmes portfolio, delivers lifelike 3D experiences to the world’s rapidly expanding digital communities. It represents a bold commitment to extend 3D technology to new users, businesses and consumers. By delivering products designed specifically for non-traditional users of 3D applications, 3DVIA establishes an entirely new way for companies to communicate across the enterprise and directly with consumers using 3D as a universal language. For more information about 3DVIA, go to: www.3dvia.com and http://www.3dvia.com/software.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
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