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SpeedTree®RT Chosen for Eight More Game Titles

Will Be Featured in Five Xbox® 360 Launch Titles - New Deals Include Ubisoft, THQ; WEBZEN Signs 3rd & 4th

COLUMBIA, SC - Eight more games, including MMOs, Xbox® 360 titles and PC strategy offerings, will feature SpeedTree®RT's unmatched approach to realistic, windblown trees and plants.

With the addition of licenses for Huxley, by WEBZEN, and Saint's Row, by THQ, SpeedTree is in five titles whose launch is expected to coincide with the debut of the Xbox® 360 game platform in November 2005. Others among the five launch games include Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionTM, announced previously, and two Xbox 360 titles not yet publicly identified as SpeedTree-licensed projects.

"SpeedTree is driving the game industry's wholesale adoption of a new environmental standard," said Kevin Meredith, Director of Business Development for SpeedTree developer IDV. "Both traditional game developers and the pioneers of the next generation understand the dramatic effect realistic, animated foliage has on overall aesthetics and strategic game play. Players want natural foliage, and the best game developers will meet that demand in a way that only SpeedTree makes possible."

SpeedTreeRT licenses announced today and described in more detail in accompanying press releases are:

  • Nexon (Korea) ZerA: Imperan IntrigueTM
  • Running Games (Norway) Medieval Kingdoms
  • Silent Dreams (Germany) Grotesque
  • Enigma Software Productions (Spain) War Leaders: WWII
  • Ubisoft & Monte Cristo Games (France) Firefighter Command Raging Inferno
  • Volition/THQ (USA) Saint's Row
  • WEBZEN (Korea) Huxley and Endless SagaTM

SpeedTreeRT delivers highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, user-configurable and seamless LOD transitions, and an included library of hundreds of tree, plant and marine models representing more than 170 core species. SpeedTreeRT includes SpeedTreeCAD, a Windows application used to create and edit animated trees in real-time. For more information about SpeedTree, visit www.speedtree.com.

Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), develops software products with a focus on real-time three dimensional applications for the game development, visual simulation, engineering visualization, and animation industries. IDV, a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about IDV, visit www.idvinc.com.

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