GLASGOW (October 23, 2009) – DA Group announces it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for use with Muvizu 3D, the Company’s free 3D animation package. Recently released as a public alpha, the Muvizu 3D application is available now for download from www.muvizu.com, a site which allows users of all skill sets to collaborate on film, audio and drama projects with easy-to-use tools and viewable results in real time.
Robert McMillan, the lead developer at Glasgow-based DA Group, said that the decision to opt for Unreal Engine 3 was a “no-brainer,” and Epic’s engine technology leaves other possible contenders standing in all the key areas.
“While we could have run with another engine, we preferred the robust, proven technology that Unreal provided and the added ability to accept assets created in Maya, the tool of choice for our creatives," McMillan said.
“Furthermore, as our project progressed, it quickly became apparent that the developers at Epic were willing to offer support at every turn. To be frank, I found their cooperation and flexibility... well, I suppose you could say unreal.”
“Unreal Engine 3 is already being used to create commercial films and animated series, but now Muvizu is opening up linear animated content creation to the masses,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic. “It’s so easy to learn, even kids can use it. We congratulate DA Group for introducing this free, user-friendly package for animation projects.”
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and its best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features in addition to multi-core processor support, Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 optimizations, massive world support, and a highly mature tool pipeline. Unreal Engine 3's consistently evolving toolset is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for PC and console games, visualization applications, training simulations, and linear animated content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained through the Unreal Technology Web site at www.unrealtechnology.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of "Gears of War" and “Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 11 million units. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award and is this year's Hall of Fame inductee. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
About DA Group
Glasgow-based DA Group is a leading provider of entertainment and communications software and services for businesses that include some of the world’s leading brands, broadcasters, marketing agencies, government and financial organizations. Led by founder, CEO Mike Antliff, DA Group’s list of clients includes some of the world’s leading brands, broadcasters, marketing agencies, government and financial organizations. Additional information about DA Group can be found at: http://www.digital-animations.com/index.aspx
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