COLUMBIA, SC â€“ German game developer B-Alive GmbH will use SpeedTreeRTâ„¢ in the next-generation sequel to its popular Wildlife Park.
Arndt Schlichtig, CEO of B-Alive, said SpeedTree was chosen for Wildlife Park 2 due to its wind effects and ability to quickly generate realistic trees.
â€œIn our wildlife parks, plants are living objects with dynamic behaviors and their own needs, similar to our animals,â€ said Mr. Schlichtig. â€œSpeedTreeRT, with its dynamic approach to generating and animating complex tree structures, and its extensive efficiency tools and databases, was the best middleware-solution for achieving realistic, high-performance trees.
B-Alive GmbH, founded by the creators of "Wildlife Park" and "Wild Creatures," is an experienced Games Developer focused on AAA-Life-Simulation Games based on Empire- Building and Tycoon Games Elements. B-Alive is currently working on the next generation wildlife park title "Wildlife Park 2."
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 realtime 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.