Vicious Cycle and SCEE have partnered to bring the Vicious Engine to Indian developers.
The scheme aims to promote PlayStation 2 and PSP development in the region by providing the engine – used on games such as Dead Head Fred and the PSP and PS2 versions of Puzzle Quest – to South Asian developers to accelerate the adoption rates of both consoles.
“We looked for an all-inclusive game engine that provided flexibility and a rapid development cycle,” said Jim Ryan, COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
“The Vicious Engine is both intuitive and easy-to-use, an excellent choice for our program in India.”
Eric Peterson, president and CEO of Vicious Cycle Software, added: “Working with up-and-coming developers has always been part of our long-term strategy. This is an historic program, and we are looking forward to all the amazing titles Indian developers will create using our engine.”