For Immediate Release
Eugene, OR, November 13, 2008 -- GarageGames, the leading technology provider for independent game developers, announced an update to their Torque Game Engine Advanced (TGEA), free to current licensees. This update adds an OpenGL graphics implementation and support for Mac OSX. "With this update to TGEA, cutting-edge games for both Mac and PC can finally be created in one development cycle," said Brett Seyler, GarageGames' VP of Business Development.
Developers using TGEA 1.8 will be working with the same technology that GarageGames uses to provide Mac-compatible versions of popular games on InstantAction such as Fallen Empire: Legions, Rokkitball, and Marble Blast Online. Features include advanced material systems, procedurally generated shaders, integrated real-time editors, developer resources and thorough documentation.
"Along with the release of a Mac-compatible InstantAction, our 3D games portal, GarageGames is really committing itself to Mac development," said Matt Fairfax, Senior Engine Developer at GarageGames and lead developer on TGEA. "The Mac and iPhone markets are very viable opportunities for game developers, so we're happy to provide proven technology that gives them a leg up."
The 1.8 release is now available in open beta with a full release planned for November. For more information, check out Torque Game Engine Advanced on GarageGames.com.
GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com. As the makers of Torque Game Builder, Torque Game Engine, Torque Game Engine Advanced and Torque X, they have been providing game development tools and technology at an affordable price since 2000. The Torque Technologies line of game engines has been licensed by Vivendi, NC Soft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and hundreds of educational institutions around the world. Torque has also been used to develop hitslike Marble Blast Ultra, Fallen Empire: Legions, Penny Arcade Adventures and hundreds of other titles on Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, iPhone and GarageGames' own InstantAction web-based gaming service.
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