Linköping, Sweden and Cumming, Georgia - September 4, 2014 - Donya Labs, the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization solutions for digital content creation, and Xaviant, LLC, today announced that Simplygon is being used in the development of Lichdom: Battlemage, a single-player action story with RPG elements that was recently released for Xbox 360™, PlayStation®3 and PC. Xaviant has utilized Simplygon to automatically build multiple Level of Detail (LoD) models saving significant time, resources, and polygons.
“The topic of LOD (Level of Detail) model swapping is usually an instant headache when planning out (and finishing) a project,” said Arturo Pulecio, Art Director at Xaviant LLC. “With Simplygon, there’s been no such issue. LODs barely come up in conversation, it’s been so smooth. It’s truly a turnkey solution.”
“Lichdom: Battlemage is incredibly ambitious and the quality of the game is apparent throughout the experience,” said Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and VP of Business Development at Donya Labs AB. “We’ve gotten the opportunity to play the game through the development stages and we can see how our tools have contributed, but most of all, we can see that Xaviant has delivered a really great game!”
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 Xaviant (www.xaviant.com)
Since its founding in 2008 by RealTime Gaming veteran Michael McMain, Xaviant has grown from a small team of talented, dedicated animators, artists, designers, developers, QA and writers to a total of 60 developers from studios such as EA, Bethesda, CCP, Midway, and THQ. Xaviant‘s core team, which has worked together for over 10 years, consists of many talented staff members, each having 15-20 years of experience in developing a vast array of games and software technologies. The team’s past credits include game titles across all major platforms, major movies and commercials, and critically acclaimed books. The team is currently working on a single player action title that combines elements of RPG gameplay known as Lichdom.
More information on Xaviant can be found at www.xaviant.com. More information on Lichdom can be found at www.lichdom.com.
About Donya Labs
Donya Labs 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, Donya Labs is privately held and dedicated to helping professional software developers make complex 3D content available on all platforms while streamlining their production pipeline. For more information, please visit: www.simplygon.com
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"Romans From Mars, our flagship game, is expanding beyond the initial smartphone and tablet versions,” said Guy Bendov, Side-Kick CEO. “Romans 360 is a testament to Side-Kick's commitment to producing games which are both ground-breaking technology-wise, and focused on emerging markets. Samsung Gear VR represents the future of mobile immersive gaming experiences.”
About Side-Kick Games
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