For Immediate Release
Eugene, OR, December 16, 2008 -- GarageGames, the leading technology provider for independent game developers, has released a major update to their Torque Game Engine Advanced (TGEA), free to current licensees. This update adds an OpenGL implementation to the graphics API and platform support for Mac OS X.
"Being in a position to offer our top-quality Torque Game Engine Advanced to Mac developers is our proudest achievement with Torque this year," said Matt Fairfax, Senior Engine Developer at GarageGames and lead developer on TGEA. "TGEA lets these developers harness the latest in 3D game creation technology, and we're expecting a lot from games on the Mac in 2009."
Developers using TGEA 1.8 will be working with the same technology that GarageGames uses to provide Mac-compatible versions of popular games on InstantAction such as Fallen Empire: Legions, Rokkitball, and Marble Blast Online. TGEA 1.8 features include Torque's top-tier networking, advanced material systems, procedurally generated shaders, integrated real-time editors, developer code resources and thorough documentation.
"GarageGames has stamped out a long tradition with Torque of providing full source code access to a great technology with an affordable license," said Brett Seyler, GarageGames' VP of Business Development. "We're thrilled that developers continue to reward us for this, letting us reinvest in Torque. The license and accessible tools keep Torque at the technology forefront and keep the GG developer community growing and strong."
The 1.8 release is available now on GarageGames website. For more information, check out Torque Game Engine Advanced on GarageGames.com.
GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com. As the makers of Torque Game Builder, Torque Game Engine, Torque Game Engine Advanced and Torque X, they have been providing game development tools and technology at an affordable price since 2000. The Torque Technologies line of game engines have been licensed by Vivendi, NC Soft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and hundreds of educational institutions around the world. Torque has also been used to develop hits like Marble Blast Ultra, Fallen Empire: Legions, Penny Arcade Adventures and hundreds of other titles on Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, iPhone and GarageGames' own InstantAction web-based gaming service.
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