Nvidia's CUDA-accelerated tech to be used in upcoming horror title

1C sides with PhysX

1C and Action Forms have chosen to use Nvidia’s PhysX for their upcoming shooter Cryostatis: Sleep of Reason.

The CUDA-accelerated engine, which can use the power of GeForce 8 GPUs to enable richer physical simulation, will enable features such as the ‘freezing and unfreezing’ of clothes.

“For Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, it was imperative that the game’s visual effects were properly augmented by a living, breathing environment that actually affects the level of immersion players will experience,” said Darryl Still, International Publishing Director at 1C.

“NVIDIA PhysX technology was the only development platform that enabled us to pull off this highly interactive and scary story.”

Roy Taylor, vice president of content relations at NVIDIA, added: “1C and Action Forms, the developers of Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, have produced what will arguably be described as the spookiest game ever to hit the PC platform. Gamers are going to love the blend of horror and science fiction storytelling that puts them in the middle of a nuclear ice-breaker, circa 1968.”

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