SOURCE: Emergent Game Technologies

November 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Emergent's New Partner Program to Offer Complete, Single Source Development Framework on Gamebryo

Emergent to Resell Partner Products in Premier Level of Program

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Emergent Game Technologies is putting even more power, choice and creative control in developers' hands through a new partner program that integrates industry-leading middleware technology into the Emergent development framework.

The program, consisting of Emergent Premier Partners and Emergent Certified Partners, will create the broadest range of game production solutions and design tools available from one source.

Participating partners will co-develop with Emergent's partner engineering team an enterprise quality integration of products, including samples, demos, and documentation. As with all of Emergent's offerings, its partners' products will be certified as having been rigorously tested in a game development environment. As an added benefit, Emergent Premier Partners will receive co-marketing and joint sales support by Emergent, who will serve as a value-added reseller for its Premier Partners' products.

For game developers, the program creates a game production framework offering unrivaled flexibility and scalability with the leading middleware products all working together out-of-the-box. A higher degree of technology interoperability allows developers to choose the products that best meet their needs and easily add new tools over time as they become available on the Gamebryo framework.

The first company to join the Emergent Premier Partners program is Audiokinetic®. AGEIA is the first to join the Emergent Certified Partners program.

"The partner program is a significant part of our larger mission to integrate partners, community, developers and other technologies into a singular ecosystem," said Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent. "It is our framework approach that allows us to empower developers by facilitating the maximum flexibility and creativity in a scalable development environment."

New Partner Program

Emergent's new partner program consists of the following two levels:

    Emergent Premier Partners (EPP): EPP builds on the ECP by making
    partner products available for purchase directly from Emergent. EPP
    helps developers by streamlining the evaluation, purchase and support
    process and delivering best of breed technology to optimize a studio's
    creative talents.

    Emergent Certified Partners (ECP): The ECP program features products
    from middleware companies who provide technology that is complementary
    to Gamebryo. Emergent will work with partner companies to co-develop a
    tight integration that will work out-of-the-box with Gamebryo. ECP
    ensures that a partner's code and documentation meet Emergent's strict
    quality standards. ECP also requires that sample code is provided to
    show developers how to use Gamebryo with the partner product.

New to Emergent Premier Partners

--  Audiokinetic's Wwise®:  Wwise (WaveWorks Interactive Sound
    Engine®) offers the industry's first fully integrated Audio Pipeline
    Solution for game developers and publishers.  Wwise features a complete
    authoring application with a powerful sound engine that increases
    productivity and simplifies the development process.  In addition to
    selling Wwise to Gamebryo customers, Emergent has become a reseller of

New to Emergent Certified Partners

--  AGEIA's PhysX:  PhysX is the world's first dedicated physics engine
    and physics processor to bridge the gap between static virtual worlds and
    responsive, unscripted physical reality.  AGEIA is dedicated to delivering
    the most advanced physics technology which offers the scale,
    sophistication, fidelity and interactivity to dramatically enhance the
    entertainment experience.

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, known as Emergent Elements, include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent Elements give developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk. The Emergent Platform is the industry's first comprehensive development and deployment platform designed to reduce "stand-up" costs and shorten time to market for online PC and multi-platform games.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; Tokyo; London; and Poland. To learn more, visit

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Contact Information

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    Susan Kramer
    Double Forte for Emergent Game Technologies
    (415) 848-8113
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