SHIVA3D GAME WINS $50,000 IN HP PALM PDK HOT APPS PROMOTION

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France– Thursday, November 18– Stonetrip, the leading 3D engine studio for games and 3D applications, announced that Crusade Of Destiny, the game developed for HP webOS by Jopacus J Parrott of dVideArts, has won $50,000 in the HP Palm PDK Hot Apps Promotion.

Parrott used Stonetrip’s ShiVa3D engine to create the 3D fantasy RPG, set in a time of magic and dragons, in which your hero must take on a number of quests in order to prove himself and fulfil his destiny. The game is populated with many magical creatures, including goblins, golems, and fairies. Your character can train as a warrior, archer, or mage in order to vary the gameplay and test his diverse skills.

An experienced artist, programmer and musician, Parrott wanted to create a true 3D RPG for mobile devices. He turned to ShiVa3D as a cost-effective 3D engine that would enable him to pull together the disparate elements of the game and make porting to different devices as smooth and efficient as possible.

In the end, Crusade Of Destiny took seven months to complete from the initial inspiration to publication. Parrott reckons he spent two weeks learning how to use ShiVa3D and that its integration saved him many programming hours.

“In my opinion ShiVa3D is the perfect development engine because it enables you to do almost everything from within the interface. You write code and you can instantly run it from within the engine which reduces development time very efficiently,” says Jopacus J Parrott.

“Working with the Stonetrip team was incredible - they are always friendly and give positive feedback on top of handling technical issues. I have already recommended ShiVa3D to everyone who has asked me about 3D engines.”

The game was released for HP webOS in 2010 and also Android and iPhone platforms. It became a top three app on all platforms shortly after release and was at number one in the webOS Hot Apps charts over summer 2010.

The HP Palm PDK Hot Apps Promotion offers developers $1 million in cash or HP Products for applications developed using the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK), and rewards developers of the most-installed free and highest-revenue paid applications. Awards were determined by each game’s ranking on the PDK Hot Apps Leaderboard between July and the end of September 2010 and range from $1,000 through $10,000 and $50,000 to a single award of $100,000.

“It’s fantastic that Jopacus was able to use ShiVa3D to such good effect,” says Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip.“We’ve always known that ShiVa3D is ideal for this kind of game, but he has done something really special with it and created a milestone game in the mobile market.”

”Crusade Of Destiny is just one example of the enthusiasm this programme has generated in the webOS community,” said Chuq Von Rospach, Community Developer Manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP.“We’ve had a great response from developers who said they were able to port their apps to webOS easily and quickly, growing the catalogue of quality apps available to our Palm Pre and Pixi users.”

About the ShiVa3D Engine

ShiVa3D is the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, iPad, Wii and HP webOS. It is a powerful development platform for creators of 3D real-time applications and games and enables creators to quickly bring high-quality content to market. ShiVa3D has a strong support team behind it that is responsive, creative and experienced in game development on all platforms. The company continues to add additional support for new and emerging platforms under a single licence strategy and extends ShiVa3D’s functionality to continually meet the needs of its more than 30,000 licensed developers. A comparison of the different versions of ShiVa3D can be found here: http://www.stonetrip.com/version-comparison.html.

Features

    <*>Create any genre of game in a fraction of the time <*>Cross-platform game engine designed for next-generation game development <*>Delivers all the rendering, animation, special effects and programming features needed to create any game with ease <*>Optimised graphical engine with dynamic lighting and shadows, reflection and skinning <*>Built-in path finding <*>Integrated ODE physics engine <*>High-level development using Lua language <*>WYSIWYG Editor <*>Free Engine evaluation and SDK <*>No publishing fees <*>Single licence for all platforms

About Stonetrip

Stonetrip is a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications founded in 2003. Headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France, the company designs and supports ShiVa, the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Web, Linux, Wii, iPhone, iPad, HP webOS and Android. The company is focused on delivering a powerful platform for creators through its industry leading technology that continues to make it easier to achieve high quality in less time with the greatest compatibility. Stonetrip continues to add additional platforms to the ShiVa platform as it extends its reach to new markets.

Palm, Pixi, Pre and webOS are trademarks of Palm, Inc., a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company.

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