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Lifemode Interactive shows off Lifestudio:HEAD technology in Stronghold 2 at ECTS


London, August 30th, 2004 - Lifemode Interactive, the facial animation and lip-synching software specialists will be showing trailers of FireFly Studio's new game Stronghold 2 at ECTS, using their incredible facial animation technology; LifeStudio:HEAD 2.6.

The much-anticipated new game being published by Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, in early 2005 is going to cause a storm in the facial animation world. The castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS game Stronghold 2 will bring the series to life in glorious 3D. A new powerful 3D engine can render tens of thousands of animated characters on-screen simultaneously and the animation is fantastically mind blowing!

FireFly Studios, who signed an SDK deal with Lifemode last year, have been very impressed with all of the LifeStudio:HEAD functions. "Their software is just so outstandingly good and we have been very pleased with our end results", said their managing director Simon Bradbury. Eva Rukhina from Lifemode further explained; "We are very impressed with Stronghold 2 animation demonstrating just exactly what our software is capable of!"

The LIFESTUDIO:HEAD 2.6 facial animation package is intended for games, multimedia products, animation movies, TV graphics, business presentations, interactive help systems, distant education and an assortment of character-based web projects. You can now download a free demo version at

Other recent game projects that have used Lifemode's real-time character animation package include Russia's best strategy game of 2003 JoWood/Nival's "Silent Storm", and one other major developer in the UK under wraps.

Lifemode welcomes all visitors to their booth 2260 to preview LifeStudio:HEAD 2.6 and sample their incredible facial animation technology. Join Eva, Natalie, Yuri, Steve and Mike on the stand.

For information regarding the ECTS, visit

About Lifemode Interactive:

Lifemode Interactive is an independent software company specializing in development of 3D games-related technologies. Lifemode Moscow employs a strong team of 27 skilled specialists in art, programming and game design. Most of them once formed the core team of Animatek International, a leading Russian-American graphics and software house through the nineties, and produced numerous projects for the likes of Square of Japan, SegaSoft USA, Maxis and GT Interactive.

Contact details: Tel: +7 (095) 236 59 67; Fax: +7 (095) 959 74 46.

Press: Eva Rukhina

Marketing and Sales: Natalie Polikarpova

About Firefly Studios:

Firefly Studios a computer games development company was formed in 1999. The company has produced a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games including Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold Warchest and Space Colony. Firefly Studios has offices in the United Kingdom and United States. For more information, please visit our website at

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