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Perforce Software Chosen By Free Radical Design To Manage Game Development

SCM system credited with keeping best-selling game company ahead of the competition

Yateley, UK., 4 April, 2006. Perforce Software today announced that Free Radical Design - developers of the best-selling 'TimeSplitters' series - is using Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management (SCM) System, to manage its digital assets for the development of games for next generation gaming consoles. Free Radical Design selected Perforce's SCM system for its performance, stability and ease of adoption.

"The games content development market is fast-moving and fiercely competitive," explained Karl Hilton, art director of Free Radical Design. "In order to keep ahead of the other major independent developers, it is essential that we have robust development processes in place; Perforce is a critical part of that process and the way that we work. As our asset management solution, Perforce plays a significant role in our ability to quickly produce reliable builds that can be developed, tested, and brought to market promptly, keeping us ahead of competitors."

In addition to Perforce's high performance and competitive pricing structure, Free Radical Design stated that Perforce's straightforward learning curve enabled the company's designers to quickly and effectively familiarise themselves with the SCM system and its features, leading to increased productivity among the company's developers.

Dave Robertson, Director of European Operations for Perforce Software, said "The complexity of contemporary games development places huge demands on the asset management function at games studios. The ability for Perforce to manage source code and digital assets in one place enables creative teams to collaborate more effectively on new concepts, reducing the average time it takes to bring new titles to market." He added: "Enabling teams to give free rein to their creativity, with the knowledge that they are still working in accordance with agreed practices, is a powerful combination. The deployment of Perforce at Free Radical Design illustrates that this can be achieved with great success. "

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About Free Radical Design:

Founded in 1999, Free Radical Design is one of the UK's leading independent videogame developers and is now wholly focused on next-generation development.

It recently achieved its first listing in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, being one of the UK's fastest growing technology companies. Second Sight, TimeSplitters and Free Radical Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Free Radical Design Ltd.

About the Perforce SCM System

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award-winning tool that tracks and manages software development for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development, and supports developers across more than 50 operating systems. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

About Perforce Software

Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets, and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan, and India. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including the game development, electronics, pharmaceutical, and financial services markets.

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