COLUMBIA, SC â€“ SpeedTreeRTâ„¢, real-timeâ€™s most popular foliage solution, will be featured in Imperatorâ„¢, a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) to be released by Mythic Entertainment in the summer of 2006.
â€œUsing SpeedTree ensures that our players will live in worlds created to the highest visual standards possible,â€ said Rob Denton, Mythic Entertainment Founder & CTO. â€œThe technology is ideal for building lush, full forests of trees and plants, as well as for creating the fantastic species we need for Imperatorâ€™s many science fiction worlds.â€
Imperator is a science-fiction MMORPG set in a futuristic world where the Roman Empire never fell â€“ instead it grew over a few thousand years to span many colonies and planets. As the game begins, Roman citizens face a new threat from an old enemy from within and beyond the Republic. You can find more information about Imperator at www.imperatoronline.com.
SpeedTree, a finalist in the Game Developer magazineâ€™s Front Line Awards for both 2003 and 2004, has been a Mythic partner since it first appeared in Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis in October 2003.
Mythic Entertainment is one of the most successful developers and publishers of massively multiplayer online role-playing games in the world. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning â€œDark Age of Camelot,â€ Mythicâ€™s success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 160 people. Camelot is played throughout the world in seven languages. It was launched in Japanese in January 2005 and in April 2005 became the first international MMO localized for Spain. More information about Mythic Entertainment is available at www.mythicentertainment.com.
SpeedTreeRT delivers low-polygon, highly realistic trees and plants, with an included library of hundreds of 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.