SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – June 29, 2010 – Stonetrip, a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications, today announced that it has hired game industry veteran John Goodale to run business development efforts for the company in North America and Asia. Goodale previously served in senior level roles with Crytek and Emergent, working with CryEngine and Gamebryo respectively.
“We continue to grow and we knew we needed a talented veteran to support our outreach efforts in North America and Asia where ShiVa 3D usage is growing exponentially,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “John brings great experience and knowledge to the position and we know our customers will find working with him to be a great experience as he has a reputation for being very supportive of clients and their projects.”
John Goodale joins Stonetrip with more than 15 years of experience in media and interactive entertainment. With a track record of successful sales and marketing strategies for global companies, Goodale has performed high-level negotiations with partners, motivated teams, closed deals and achieved market leadership for multiple companies. He has experience working with Emergent, Crytek, Turner, SEGA, Activision, Fujitsu and other high profile companies in management and business development roles.
“With more than 22,000 developers using ShiVa 3D worldwide today, ShiVa 3D has been the best-kept secret in the industry. With its incredible feature set and great support, we look forward to growing ShiVa 3D adoption even further,” said John Goodale, Business Development Director Asia Pacific of Stonetrip. “With ShiVa 3D, developers use a unified WYSIWYG authoring tool across all standard platforms plus Android, Palm, WebOS and iPad. Having worked with Gamebryo and CryEngine, ShiVa 3D in comparison is THE engine for game developers extending the next generation of games to iPhone, Android, Palm, Browsers, social networks and other platforms.”
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
• Create any genre of game in a fraction of the timeCross-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