SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – Thursday November 11, 2010 – Stonetrip, the leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications, today announced a partnership with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) that makes ShiVa3D the most powerful option for developing games on mobile platforms featuring TI’s OMAP TM 3 platform. Application creators targeting Android TM -based mobile devices powered by the OMAP 3 technology can use ShiVa3D to get the most from the on-board applications processors and to create high-quality 3D games and applications.
Stonetrip’s support of the OMAP platform is part of its long-term goal to work closely with TI and remain the best integrated cross-platform engine on the market. ShiVa3D supports the complete family of OMAP 3 processors, most recently integrated with the OMAP3630 processors.
“ShiVa3D was the first 3D game and application development engine for the Android platform. By partnering with TI, we can further optimise our code, resulting in better performance for ShiVa3D developers,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “TI has always been a leader in processor technology, which fits perfectly with our goal of aligning with other leaders and platforms where we can share knowledge and provide a great consumer experience together.”
“Bringing effective 3D graphics and applications to mobile devices can be a technical challenge for developers,” said Sonia Ferrante, director, OMAP consumer business line, TI. “Outstanding user experiences require exceptional power management and image rendering speed. The ShiVa3D engine is optimised to smartly leverage the OMAP 3 platform’s fast, power-efficient computing capabilities to create engaging gaming experiences and more.”
Stonetrip has worked on very low level integration with TI’s hardware to provide unmatched performance and deep functionality for apps built on the engine. By working together with TI, Stonetrip has ensured that ShiVa3D is the best engine for mobile devices by giving full access to the OMAP 3 technology’s processing power. Games built using ShiVa3D can also benefit from maximised battery life since there is less abstraction from the silicon. The overall result is a great end-user experience.
About the ShiVa3D Engine
ShiVa3D 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. ShiVa3D 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 ShiVa3D’s functionality to continually meet the needs of its more than 30,000 licensed developers.
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 Optimised 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 licence for all platforms
Stonetrip is 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.