SIMPLYGON® Partners with Telltale in the Development of
Multiple Critically-Acclaimed Game Series
Award-Winning Episodic Game Pioneer is Streamlining its 3D Asset Pipeline with Simplygon®, the Leading Software Solution for 3D Optimization
Linköping , Sweden and SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - April 13, 2015 - Simplygon, the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization solutions for digital content creation, and Telltale Games, a leading developer and publisher of episodic digital entertainment, today announced that Telltale Games is using Simplygon to optimize the 3D art assets for their critically-acclaimed games series, including Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series, and more in development. The technology is currently being utilized across eight platforms, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Telltale is utilizing Simplygon to create high quality Level of Detail (LOD) models, meshes and scenes that reduced the size of the in-game models, while optimizing the performance of the game on every platform for which each series is being developed.
“We’re long-time fans of Telltale and know they have serious skills when it comes to game development and the technology they have created to be the leader in episodic entertainment,” said Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Simplygon. “When Telltale uses your software to improve their process, you know you’re doing something right.”
“Working across multiple platforms on over six-thousand compatible devices, our unique live development process for each of our series demands the best in automation for the assets of our games,” said Zac Litton, Vice President of Engineering for Telltale Games. “Simplygon has helped make what we do possible in the shortest amount of time at an incredible quality that offers a premium Telltale experience across each device.”
Simplygon is popular amongst developers of mobile games; AAA PC and console games; and large MMOs, and is applicable to any medium where 3D art assets are created or utilized. By automatically generating lower-polygon models that are required for different levels of detail (LOD), an optimization process for making games and visual scenes run smoother, at higher frame-rates, and requiring less data, Simplygon helps digital content creators save important resources where artists would otherwise need to manually re-create large amounts of content.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading and award-winning independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format of a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, SXSW, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year across multiple years. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 "Game of the Year" awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more. In 2014, Telltale was recognized by Fast Company as the ‘No 1 Most Innovative Company in Gaming,’ and declared by Metacritic as the No 1 overall developer and publisher for quality in 2014. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based platforms. Telltale’s investors include Lions Gate Entertainment, IDG Ventures, and Granite Ventures, LLC. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com .
Simplygon is the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization technology and is spawned from within the demanding video games industry. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sweden, Simplygon is a privately held company dedicated to helping professional software developers make complex 3D content available on all platforms while streamlining their production pipeline. For more information visit: www.simplygon.com .
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Big Huge Games and NEXON M Release DomiNations, a New Mobile Strategy Game Available Now on the App Store and Google Play
Debut Title from Reborn Studio Headed by Civilization II Lead Designer Brian Reynolds
“We’ve built DomiNations from the ground up to combine the in-depth strategy gameplay we’ve been creating for over 20 years with a fast, fun, and tactical experience customized for mobile devices,” said Brian Reynolds, Creative Director for DomiNations.
DomiNations is a base-building strategy game where players will choose to lead one of the world’s greatest nations including the British, Romans, Chinese, Germans, French, Japanese, and Greeks. The timeline of DomiNations unfolds across the expanse of human history, where players must research landmark technological developments, leverage unique strategic civilization abilities, and build Wonders of the World in order to pave their way to victory. With famous generals like Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, and Napoleon at the helm, players can relive history’s most famous conflicts at the tips of their fingers.
“Big Huge Games is ushering in the next generation of mobile strategy games with DomiNations, offering players an unrivaled amount of strategic choices and gameplay depth,” said John Robinson, General Manager, NEXON M.
In DomiNations, players will be able to construct more than 100 unique upgradeable structures in order to expand a civilization and defend against invading armies. Players must manage their food and economy while training troops and hiring mercenaries to colonize neighboring civilizations in real-time combat to expand their influence and earn valuable loot. The robust single-player experience inDomiNations will lead players on a campaign from the Fertile Crescent to World War II and beyond. The multiplayer mode will let players wage war against opponents from around the world while also joining alliances to cooperatively crush their enemies.
For more information about DomiNations visit: www.dominations.com.
About Big Huge Games
Big Huge Games specializes in mobile strategy games. The studio was founded in 2013 by 24-year game industry collaborators Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, along with several other long-time veterans, and hopes to keep the flame alive of the original Big Huge Games which ran from 2000 to 2012. We build prototypes and improve them constantly until we love playing them ourselves – we know you won’t love our game until we love it. Big Huge Games is represented by Ophir Lupu of United Talent Agency.
To learn more about Big Huge Games, please visit www.bighugegames.com.
About NEXON M
NEXON M is the mobile publishing arm of NEXON Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in free-to-play online games. Counting Big Huge Games, Shiver Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, and TURBO Studios among its development partners, NEXON M’s goal is to support the world’s best mobile developers in making fun and unique games.
To learn more about NEXON M, please visit www.nexonm.com.
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