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NDL Hires Veteran Software Engineer and Industry Thought Leader David Eberly

Company Continues to Expand Technology Team to Meet Growing Demand for its GamebryoÒ 3D Graphics Engine and Tools

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (October 27, 2004) - NDL, the leading independent developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, today announced that David Eberly has rejoined the company's technology team. Eberly previously served as NDL's director of engineering and was instrumental in the development of the company's NetImmerse engine, the predecessor of Gamebryo. He left the company in 2000 to serve as president of Magic Software.

Eberly is an industry veteran and well known mathematician, particularly as it applies to physics and 3D graphics for video game design. He contributes regularly to conferences and message boards in the game development community and is the author of "Game Physics," "3D Game Engine Design," "3D Game Engine Architecture," and "Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics." In addition to his responsibilities with NDL, Eberly will continue his role as an editor for the book series from publisher Morgan Kaufman on Interactive 3D Technology. Eberly has a PhD in computer science from the University of North Carolina and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Colorado.

"Dave is a valuable asset to our company and the breadth and depth of his experience will add to an already talented technology team," said John Austin, president and chief executive officer of NDL. "Adding people with Dave's level of experience and leadership will be instrumental in ensuring that NDL continues its tradition for delivering 'Best-of-Breed' graphics software to developers and publishers around the world."

NDL continues to expand its team to meet growing demand for its GamebryoÒ technology. Gamebryo, a cross-platform 3D graphics engine and tools with unparalleled flexibility, enables game developers to implement cutting-edge 3D technology in their games. Upcoming titles using Gamebryo include Sid Meier's Pirates!, developed by Firaxis and published by Atari; Empire EarthÒ 2, developed by Mad DocÒ Software and published by Vivendi Universal Games; Playboy: The Mansion, developed by Cyberlore Studios and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games; and Kohan II: Kings of War, developed by TimeGate Studios and published by Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive.

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, Blue Fang 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, XboxTM, 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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