Stockholm, Sweden - October 4, 2011 /GameBlast/ - Donya® Labs, the leading provider of automatic 3D-optimization solutions for the game industry, today announced that Canadian developer Slant Six Games has licensed its Simplygon software for development of the forthcoming Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City.
The Vancouver-based developer, previously known for its SOCOM series, licensed Simplygon for this third-person squad based shooter, set within the iconic Resident Evil universe. Announced this March, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is scheduled for release on PlayStation® 3 Computer Entertainment System; the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC this winter. Integrated into the developer's in-house art pipeline, for maximum efficiency, Simplygon generates high-quality LOD (Level of Detail) models with little or no fine tuning by the artists, allowing the art team to focus on features that enhance the quality of the game.
LOD, a common optimization technique used by game developers, is all about removing details the player cannot make out and thereby increasing the frame rate of the game. LODs is becoming even more important as developers are pushing the boundaries for visual quality but in reality need to adapt to the limitations of current platforms. As important as it is, it is also a very time-consuming task if done manually and without smart tools artists are required to spend many hours on rebuilding already game-ready assets.
"Right out the box, Simplygon does a great job of creating mesh levels-of-detail based on a trivial set of user-controlled parameters. Slant Six is currently using its standalone tool to generate LODs for character rendering meshes, plus to generate lower-detail physics meshes. We also intend to integrate the API into our data conversion pipeline for automated LOD generation for all prop meshes", stated Paul Martin, Director of Technology at Slant Six Games.
Simplygon is a complete 3D optimization pipeline and toolkit, intended to help game developers strive towards a "one-model approach" to 3D production. This means that any 3D content can be made only once and then automatically optimized and repurposed to fit any specific need or platform. Simplygon is the only commercially available product that can be integrated into the pipeline to automatically create these LODs.
About Slant Six Games
Slant Six Games is a video game development studio located in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2005, the company specializes in developing action and shooter games for next generation consoles and has worked on some of the bestselling titles in the industry, including the SOCOM, Syphon Filter and Resident Evil franchises. The company's philosophy has remained unchanged since the beginning: make great games, invest in our own technology and create a great place to work with the best people around. More information on Slant Six Games can be found at www.slantsixgames.com.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
About Donya Labs
Headquartered in Sweden, Donya Labs was founded in 2007 and is the leading developer and provider of automatic 3D-optimization and LOD solutions. The company is dedicated to helping professional game developers streamline their 3D-content pipeline. Donya's revolutionary Simplygon software automates optimization of 3D assets to shorten production time and reduce development cost. Simplygon has been licensed by some of the most well-renowned game developers such as CCP Games, BioWare, 38 Studios, NCsoft, Nexon, Blue Byte, Reloaded Studios and XLGames; as well as companies in other industries, such as Boeing Phantom Works. For additional information about Donya Labs and Simplygon, visit www.simplygon.com
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