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GamebryoÒ 2 to Fully Support the Next Generation Xbox Platform

SAN FRANCISCO and CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (March 9, 2005) - NDL, the leading independent developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, announced today that Gamebryo® 2 will fully support the next generation Xbox® platform. An award winning 3D graphics engine and tools, Gamebryo enables computer game developers and publishers to focus on creating stunning content and gameplay while saving development time and cost.

Scheduled for release this Summer, Gamebryo 2 is architected to take advantage of the capabilities of the next generation Xbox platform. "To take full advantage of the next generation Xbox platform, developers must create a tremendous amount of content. They must focus their energy and resources on art and gameplay. Gamebryo 2 enables the developer to easily take advantage of the next generation Xbox platform," said John Austin, president and chief executive officer of NDL.

Used by developers and publishers worldwide, Gamebryo provides development teams with unparalleled support and flexibility in crafting cutting-edge 3D technologies in their games. Because of this, companies using Gamebryo are able to spend more time creating great graphics and visual enhancements for their titles while at the same time reducing their overall development risks and costs.

"NDL has established a strong reputation in the games industry, with a flexible 3D technology toolkit that was optimized effectively for the Xbox platform," said Tracey Frankcom, program manager, Xbox tools and middleware. "We are pleased that Gamebryo 2 supports the next generation Xbox platform and we will work closely with NDL to ensure that development teams are provided with the best new technologies available on the market. This will offer game developers a head start in harnessing the power of the platform, allowing them to focus on creating the high definition visuals and innovative game content that gamers will be demanding."

About NDL

NDL, headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., is an independent developer of highly flexible 3D graphics software used by leading game publishers and developers such as Atari, Vivendi Universal Games, JoWooD Productions, Firaxis, Mythic Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, and Irrational Games. The company's flagship product, the Gamebryo graphics engine and toolkit, is the culmination of two decades of 3D graphics expertise. Developers using NDL's Gamebryo can spend their time making Windows, Xbox®, PlayStation®2, and GameCube® games look great and play well, saving time and money in the process. To learn more, please visit

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