SOURCE: Emergent Game Technologies

March 12, 2008 12:07 ET

Emergent's Gamebryo Gains Ground on "PLAYSTATION®3" Developer Network

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Emergent Game Technologies today announced that more than 50 "PLAYSTATION®3" (PS3™) game development studios have downloaded Gamebryo since its debut on "PS3™" Developer Network (PS3™ DevNet) on February 17. The Gamebryo game development platform is downloadable in its full version for evaluation, prototyping and game creation.

Gamebryo features Emergent's Floodgate™ stream processing engine, which allows game developers to easily distribute data and computation-intensive tasks, such as particle systems and physics, across the multiple Synergistic Processor Units (SPUs) of "PS3™." Floodgate, along with other advanced tools and technologies in Gamebryo, will help "PS3™" game developers fully maximize the power of "Cell Broadband Engine™" (Cell/B.E.) of "PS3™" -- one of the most advanced processors in the world. Already more than 90 game developers and educational facilities worldwide are using Floodgate.

"Emergent has done some real breakthrough work in creating technology that streamlines development, supports multiple genres and puts creative control back into the hands of 'PS3™' development teams," said Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent. "Gamebryo represents a refreshing, new approach to game development -- one that brings to bare a flexible, modular, foundational platform that easily integrates with a studio's proprietary technology, is consistent with current game developers' work flow, and maximizes SPUs of 'PS3™.' This empowers game developers to make their own creative mark with each title in any genre."

Upon completing the Gamebryo download, "PS3™" game developers will have immediate access to the Emergent technical support team, which has representatives located in North America, Europe and Asia.

About Gamebryo

Gamebryo has been fully optimized for development on "PLAYSTATION®3", Xbox 360™, PC and Wii™, and has recently gained attention as the engine used in Bethesda Softworks' record-breaking Xbox 360™, "PLAYSTATION®3" and PC title, "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and on its upcoming "Fallout 3" across the same platforms. Gamebryo is also being used by EA-Mythic on its upcoming "Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning." Gamebryo is a mature software product that ships with 3,500 pages of fully indexed, searchable documentation. To date, Gamebryo has been used in more than 200 games titles ranging from massively multiplayer online games, high-end retail games across multiple genres, and casual games.

About Emergent

Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, "PLAYSTATION®3", Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent gives developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; London; Tokyo; China; and Korea. To learn more, visit www.emergent.net.

"PLAYSTATION" is a registered trademark and "PS3" and "Cell Broadband Engine" are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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