Montreal, Quebec (June 1st, 2005) â€“ Quazal, makers of the Net-Z and Rendez-Vous online multiplayer middleware, and Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of interactive games for home consoles and handheld systems announce today that Crave has selected Quazalâ€™s Rendez-Vous and Net-Z online technology to be used in two upcoming games, SnoCross 2 and World Championship Poker 2.
The two new titles were announced and displayed at last monthâ€™s E3 trade show, and are in development at Sensory Sweep and Point of View, Inc.
â€œWorking with Crave Entertainment and their teams on these two games has been great,â€ said Mike Drummelsmith, Developer Relations Manager of Quazal. â€œFor one title, we came on late in development, allowing us to show Rendez-Vousâ€™ ease of use, and on the other title, there are some great ideas that require Rendez-Vousâ€™ flexibility and extensibility to implement. Itâ€™s a great test of our system all around.â€
By using Quazalâ€™s Net-Z and Rendez-Vous technologies, the teams working with Crave have lowered the risk of online development without compromising the quality of the online experience.
â€œWhen we first started looking at the Rendez-Vous technology, we realized that a lot of the wish list ideas we had suddenly became possible,â€ stated Rob Sandberg of Point of View Studios. â€œHaving the ability to extend the system in a myriad of ways really opens the door for developers to implement some really unique lobby systems.â€
Look for both titles later this year from Crave Entertainment. Developers interested in Quazal's technologies can visit http://www.quazal.com for more information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.