SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – June 21, 2010 – Stonetrip, a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications, today announced special pricing to help support its growing development community, and in particular developers using Macintosh computers to create their games and apps. Since ShiVa 3D is not currently available on Mac, Stonetrip is giving developers €300 off the normal price of €1499, to offset the costs of popular virtual machine software and Windows operating systems that are needed for Mac users to create games with the engine today.
The company is also gearing up for the release of ShiVa 1.9 later this summer and the special pricing will give users of other engines an additional incentive to move to ShiVa 3D which does not currently charge for updates or version upgrades. The company also has a single license structure that saves developers from buying a license per platform as some other engines do.
“There are competitors that will be charging for the next upgrade of their product and this is the perfect time for developers to switch to a better development engine,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “We know that Macintosh users have some barriers to using ShiVa, and we want to remove the obstacles and make developing on ShiVa just as compelling for them as it is for developers using PCs.”
The pricing will remain in effect until the launch of ShiVa 3D 1.9 later this summer and anyone purchasing the current version of ShiVa 3D will receive the 1.9 release for free.
About the ShiVa 3D Engine
ShiVa is the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, iPad, Wii and Palm webOS. It is a powerful development platform for creators of 3D real-time applications and games and enables creators to quickly bring high-quality content to market. ShiVa has a strong support team behind it that is responsive, creative and experienced in game development on all platforms. The company continues to add additional support for new and emerging platforms under a single license strategy and extends ShiVa’s functionality to continually meet the needs of its more than 22,000 licensed developers. A comparison of the different versions of ShiVa 3D can be found here: http://www.stonetrip.com/version-comparison.html
FeaturesCreate any genre of game in a fraction of the time Cross-platform game engine designed for next-generation game development Delivers all the rendering, animation, special effects and programming features needed to create any game with ease Optimized graphical engine with dynamic lighting and shadows, reflection and skinning Built-in path finding Integrated ODE physics engine High-level development using LUA language WYSIWYG Editor Free Engine evaluation and SDK No publishing fees Single license for all platforms
Stonetrip a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications founded in 2003. Headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France, the company designs and supports ShiVa, the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Web, Linux, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Palm web OS and Android. The company is focused on delivering a powerful platform for creators through its industry leading technology that continues to make it easier to achieve high quality in less time with the greatest compatibility. Stonetrip continues to add additional platforms to the ShiVa platform as it extends its reach to new markets. For more information, visit: www.stonetrip.com
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International Digital Entertainment Agency