DIGITAL JESTERS AND AGEIA JOIN
FORCES TO GET PHYSICAL
Digital Jesters Selects AGEIA’s
Hardware-accelerated Physics Technologies For All Future Games
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Video game
publisher Digital Jesters announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo
(E3) its exclusive support of AGEIATM Technologies’ revolutionary PhysXTM
processor and NovodeXTM physics software for all future games. The first Digital
Jesters published game to utilize these technologies will be Bet on Soldier, a
first-person shooter available for the PC that launches this summer in the US
The AGEIA PhysX processor is a
revolutionary new category of processor that will help redefine how physics in
video games are perceived, featuring the Physics Processing Unit the next
milestone in the evolution of game acceleration hardware. AGEIA’s NovodeX
physics software is also uniquely equipped for this revolution in
hardware-accelerated physics, and is the only multi-threaded physics API that
can unleash the power of multiprocessor systems.
"We have always been keen to work
with the most advanced technology available for our games, and these tools from
AGEIA allow our developers to be on the cutting edge in their fields," said Leo
Zullo, Digital Jesters co-founder and marketing director.
As a new alternative to global
publishing for developers, Digital Jesters has released a string of high profile
titles in its 18 months of existence and continues to push the envelope on
original games in an age of sequels and licenses. Bet on Soldier is one such
example with its innovative betting system in a first-person shooter combined
with revolutionary physics technology.
"Digital Jesters has demonstrated a
commitment to publishing truly innovative games, and we’re thrilled to support
that trend by licensing our unique physics tools to them for game development of
the highest caliber," said Andy Keane, vice president of marketing for AGEIA.
Digital Jesters will be
demonstrating Bet on Soldier at E3 this week in Los Angeles.
About AGEIA AGEIATM Technologies,
Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company and the pioneer of hardware-accelerated
physics for games. Its flagship product, the PhysX processor, is the world’s
first dedicated physics processing unit – a completely new hardware category.
The PhysX processor and supporting software deliver the processing horsepower to
calculate real-time interactive worlds. Developers can define these worlds to
obey the laws of classical physics, or create their own physical laws that make
their game a unique, hyper-dimensional experience.
AGEIA seeks to ignite innovation in
the games industry by working with leading developers, publishers, add-in board
vendors and console manufacturers to deliver the next generation of physically
immersive entertainment. Consumer add-in boards and systems equipped with the
AGEIA PhysX processor and games that take advantage of the technology will be
available in late 2005. For more information visit
About Digital Jesters Founded in
2003, Digital Jesters is a British-based publisher of computer and video games.
This summer, the company is introducing Bet on Soldier, a first-person shooter
that received critical acclaim throughout Europe. Set up by the duo responsible
for launching and establishing the Sudden Strike and Cossacks series of games in
the UK, the firm’s remit is simple: to source and publish the best games
available. Digital Jesters’ commitment to originality resulted in snapping up
the original TrackMania game from French developer Nadeo and with the ethos of
community development, the game quickly became one of the sleeper hits of the
year. A tie-in with record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur for the firm’s
second release, Virtual Skipper 3, ensured the game received widespread
attention among the elusive non-gamer, and firmly placed the publisher on the
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