COLUMBIA, SC â€“ Phenomic Game Development, the German developer of the popular SpellForce series of real-time strategy games, has chosen SpeedTreeRTâ„¢ for use in SpellForce 2.
â€œSpeedTree RT delivers top quality visuals,â€ said Sven Liebich, art director for Phenomic. â€œIt has feature-rich tools for creating trees in a lot less time than with traditional modeling tools, and it allows us to create dense environments with lots of tree and other foliage."
Phenomic Game Development (www.phenomic.de), based in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, is one of the leading European developers of entertainment software, specialized in the creation of top-tier international games in the RTS and RPG genre.
SpeedTreeRT delivers low-polygon, highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, seamless LOD transitions, and an included library of hundreds of tree, plant and marine models from more than 130 core species. SpeedTreeRT includes SpeedTreeCAD, a Windows application used to create and edit animated trees in real-time.
Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), develops software products with a focus on real-time three dimensional applications for the game development, visual simulation, engineering visualization, and animation industries. IDV, a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 in
Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about IDV, visit www.idvinc.com.