Donya Labs Announces Release of Integration Between Gamebryo® LightSpeed™ and Simplygon®

Linkoping, Sweden– February 4, 2010– Donya Labs®, creators of world-leading 3D-optimization solutions for the games and serious games industry, today announced the availability of a product integration between Emergent Game Technologies’ cutting-edge game development engine Gamebryo® LightSpeed™ and Donya’s state-of-the-art 3D optimization/reduction solution Simplygon®.

Developers who license both Simplygon and Emergent’s LightSpeed will be able to speed up production by automating the creation and setup of all Level of Detail (LOD) objects in a game, and also achieve more visually optimal LODs for both static and dynamic objects. Select features in Simplygon include polygon-mesh reduction to specified pixel resolution or absolute distances; preservation of all critical features of the original 3D data for both static and animated objects; generation of decimation history for runtime purposes such as geomorphing; and unique remeshing and repair functions including generation of 2-manifold meshes, topology reduction, and removal of interior objects.

This new integration with LightSpeed allows automatic simplification of meshes for the creation of LODs and the addition of scenegraph nodes for switching between them; the batch optimization of 3D assets; optional settings for control of reduction quality and AutoLOD™ methods.

“Developers now have access to a seamless integration between Simplygon and LightSpeed. This makes it very easy for artists to automatically create and manage Level of Detail directly in their scenes and to rapidly see the results in the editor, while simultaneously giving games built on LightSpeed higher-quality LODs,” said Katie Morgan, Vice President of Sales&Marketing at Emergent Game Technologies.

“LightSpeed provides game developers with a solution that saves a lot of time and money, keeping them from reinventing the wheel for every game. We have the same philosophy at Donya; that game developers should focus on creating good games and license in the available tools and middleware that makes sense for them. I believe a lot of developers who use LightSpeed will find Simplygon very useful as well,” said Martin Ekdal, Vice President of Business Development at Donya Labs.

For more information about Donya Labs and Simplygon, please contact sales@donyalabs.com. To read more about the integration of Simplygon in Gamebryo LightSpeed, please visit www.emergent.net/partners.

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About Emergent Game Technologies

Best known for its industry-leading 3D game engines, Gamebryo and Gamebryo LightSpeed, Emergent's technologies have been selected by studios around the globe to bring nearly 300 titles across more than 15 genres to market, including Game of the Year award-winning titles like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, as well as critically acclaimed titles like Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, Civilization Revolution and Bully. Emergent is driving "The New Face of AAA," allowing studios to focus on innovative gameplay by enabling rapid prototyping, rapid iteration and rapid production with real-time on-target updates for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii and PC. As part of the international development community, Emergent provides world class support and technologies evolved from deep relationships with its developer partners.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, California, and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; London; Tokyo; China and Korea. To learn more, please visit www.emergent.net

About Donya Labs

Donya Labs’ 3D-optimization solutions are used by game developers such as BioWare™ and CCP Games. The solutions automates optimization of 3D assets to shorten production time and to reduce development cost in the games, film and visualization development. For additional information about Donya Labs, visit www.donyalabs.com.

About Simplygon

Simplygon® is a state-of-the-art solution for automatic 3D-optimization, which introduces unique methods of optimizing 3D assets and offers superior reduction ratio and quality. Automatically optimizing 3D content with Simplygon speeds up game production and platform porting as well as game play.

Emergent, LightSpeed, Gamebryo and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Emergent Game Technologies, Inc., or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright© 2009 Emergent Game Technologies, Inc.

Donya Labs and Simplygon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Donya Labs AB, in Sweden and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright© 2009 Donya Labs. All rights reserved


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