Stockholm, Sweden - December 10, 2012 /GameBlast/ - Donya™ Labs, creators of Simplygon™ and the leading provider of automatic 3D-optimization solutions for the video game industry, announced today that Epic Games, Inc., creators of blockbuster games and award-winning game engine technology, is using Simplygon for its highly anticipated "Infinity Blade: Dungeons" and "Gears of War: Judgment."
Earlier this year, Donya teamed up with Epic to release a significant Simplygon integration with Unreal Engine 3 (UE3), the features of which are available to all commercial UE3 licensees and users of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of UE3. This powerful union of tools enables developers to access Simplygon directly from within the Unreal Editor, making it easy for anyone to work with automatic optimization of 3D game assets.
Donya's latest licensing agreement gives Epic the rights to utilize Simplygon for two new titles. The first game covered under the new agreement is "Gears of War: Judgment" for Xbox 360, the fourth game in the billion-dollar "Gears of War" franchise, published by Microsoft Studios with a worldwide release set for March 2013. The second title covered under the license is "Infinity Blade: Dungeons" for iOS, is the latest installment in the renowned "Infinity Blade" universe created by Epic's subsidiary, ChAIR Entertainment. Epic's Impossible Studios is preparing "Infinity Blade: Dungeons" for a 2013 release in collaboration with ChAIR and Epic headquarters.
"Simplygon provides high-quality mesh reduction and time-saving benefits to both Epic and to the Unreal Engine community through our Integrated Partners Program, which brings the best features of leading middleware technologies to developers," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. "Using Simplygon for our own games ensures that the tools are always meeting the Epic quality bar."
"Our mission is to help developers achieve greater efficiency in game production, and the Integrated Partners Program and our UDK and UE3 integrations put us in direct contact with the large network of talented studios that uses the Unreal Engine", said Ulrik Lindahl, CTO of Donya Labs and original inventor of Simplygon. "Moreover, we are big fans of Epic's games and are extra proud that they are using Simplygon for Gears of War and Infinity Blade."
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across major platforms. Operating on nine platforms, including PC, consoles and mobile devices, Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also holds a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Epic recently revealed Unreal Engine 4, winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, which offers unprecedented workflow improvements and graphical capabilities that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For additional information, please visit http://www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Established in 1991, Epic Games, Inc. develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling "Unreal" series of games, the blockbuster "Gears of War" franchise and the groundbreaking "Infinity Blade" line of mobile games. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology has won dozens of awards and is available for licensing. Epic is continually recruiting top talent for its studios located in North Carolina, Washington, Utah, Maryland, Poland, Korea and Japan. Additional information about Epic can be obtained at http://www.epicgames.com.
About Donya Labs & Simplygon ( http://www.simplygon.com )
Donya™ Labs, creators of Simplygon™, is the leading provider of automatic 3D-optimization tools for the games industry. Privately held, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sweden, Donya is the premier developer and provider of automatic 3D-optimization solutions and dedicated to helping professional game developers streamline their 3D-content pipeline. The revolutionary Simplygon middleware has been licensed by some of the world's most well renowned game publishers and developers including 2K Games, Capcom and Activision; and Avalanche Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, CCP Games, Gameloft, NCsoft, Nexon, Quantic Dream, Sony Online Entertainment, Tencent and XLGames.
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