April 25th. Game developer Illusion Softworks, award-winning creator of games including the Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and Vietcong series, today signed an agreement with Meqon Research, for the provision of game dynamics and physics for Illusion's forthcoming 3rd person action game scheduled for release in 2007.
Illusion Softworks is developing a number of new titles for the PC and next-generation games consoles. Like many of the company's previous titles they feature advanced, realistic 3D environments and sophisticated 'open' gameplay.
With the advent of more powerful consoles, the ability to create entirely authentic and ever more complex game worlds will advance. Integrating true dynamic physical effects into each environment will become a necessary part of producing a consistent, believable and complete gaming experience.
Illusion chose Meqon's game dynamics system thanks to it's advanced technology, comprehensive capabilities and ease of implementation. Meqon's game dynamics system allows a wide range of physical effects to be accurately modeled and implemented, from vehicle dynamics and character (ragdoll) physics through to rigid body dynamics and complex interaction between every object within the environment.
Petr Vochozka, the chief executive officer of Illusion Softworks, said, "A successful game has to be interactive, dynamic and capable of responding to what the player actually does. The consumer's expectations have risen with each new generation of games consoles and they now rightly expect games which not only look good, but behave as they would expect and allow them to interact directly with everything within that environment. The Meqon game dynamics system allows us to meet and exceed these expectations and incorporate all of the physical effects which really bring a game to life."
Jonas Lindqvist, the chief executive officer of Meqon Research, said, "Illusion have created some incredible games in the past and their new titles promise to be just as exciting and well received. We are very pleased to be working with them on their next generation titles and we're looking forward to seeing the first titles featuring Meqon technology in the near future."
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About Illusion Softworks
Illusion Softworks is located in Prague in the Czech Republic and was founded in 1997 by Petr Vochozka and the venture capital investors, Cash Reform Group. The mission statement of Illusion Softworks has been clear from the beginning - to make the best computer games for personal computers (PCs) and consoles. In only a few years the company was able to develop a strong core of game developers and games. Currently the company is working on a few new titles for Take2 Interactive and Atari, and is also developing 2 unsigned titles.
Meqon was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in NorrkÃ¶ping, Sweden. The company develops physics middleware for the computer game industry and has in its short existence enhanced both games and industrial products with its simulation products. More information available at http://www.meqon.com