IO Interactive Licenses Shroud for Cloth Simulation

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Inverness, IL – August 24, 2011

CloakWorks™ announced today that its advanced cloth simulation technology, Shroud™, has been licensed by IO Interactive™, a part of the Square Enix Group, in their upcoming title, Hitman: Absolution™. Currently in development, Hitman: Absolution will use Shroud to create real-time dynamic interactive clothing and soft-body physics effects.

“Shroud allowed us to reach new creative heights with Hitman: Absolution. It was quick and easy to implement into our engine and tool chain, and it really helps Agent 47 look good in his suit...and you know how good Hitman likes to look”, said Tore Blystadt, Game Director of Hitman: Absolution.

“IO Interactive is committed to producing cutting-edge AAA games, as evidenced by its formidable back catalog and success at this year’s E3,” said Joe van den Heuvel, founder and President of CloakWorks.” Shroud will help the team realize its vision for Hitman: Absolution by giving a new level of realism to the graphics.”

Recently appearing at E3 2011 in Los Angeles, Hitman: Absolution impressed fans and media alike, picking up a host of nominations and awards, including GameSpot’s prestigious ‘Game of Show’ award.

Clearly impressed by the visual impact Hitman: Absolution made at the show, GameSpot commented: “It's clear from looking at Absolution that it is being developed with an attention to detail and visual artistry that you don't see very often.”

About CloakWorks

CloakWorks, located just outside Chicago, IL, is the developer of the Shroud Cloth Simulation Engine.  Shroud couples unprecedented performance on PC and consoles with powerful custom tools, making widespread use of high-quality interactive cloth physics practical on the current generation of hardware.  For more information please visit www.cloak-works.com

HITMAN and HITMAN ABSOLUTION are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Square Enix Group. CLOAKWORKS and SHROUD are trademarks of CloakWorks Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  


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