Bellevue, Wash. (March 22, 2006) â€“ Valve, developer of best selling games and leading edge technologies, today announced a Source Engine licensing partnership with Kuma Reality Games, creators of Kuma\War. Already in development, Kumaâ€™s Source-based projects, including a comedic action title and the next generation of Kuma\War, are targeted for release on the PC later this year.
â€œKuma has been tremendously successful over the last two years, but weâ€™re ready to move to the next generation of video games,â€ said Keith Halper, CEO, Kuma Reality Games. â€œBy using Source, weâ€™ll be able to create realistic characters for our upcoming episodic television-like products.â€
The Source Engine Technology, the same Valve created for Half-Life 2, gives developers the ability to create expressive digital actors and physically simulated worlds. It also offers advanced rendering capabilities and the industryâ€™s most convincing artificial intelligence. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com
KUMA, LLC. is the industry leader in the new market for Episodic Video Games â€“ rich, 3D, immersive game experiences delivered to PCs and consoles in monthly episodes. Using their pioneering methodology and technology, Kuma develops and delivers games with unprecedented speed, making game episodes that reflect just-released TV shows or films, and real world events. These thoroughly unique user experiences present as powerful advertiser opportunity with unique audience characteristics. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York, is a privately held company. For more information on Kuma, visit www.kumarealitygames.com.