(New Orleans - December 1, 2004) - Turbo Squid, home of the world's largest collection of royalty-free 3D products available for download, today launched a new discussion forum for mobile game developers. The Mobile Developer's Forum, or MDF, was designed primarily for developers creating 3D content for Java M3G (JSR 184). The MDF was created with support from graphics technology developer Hybrid Graphics, whose M3G implementation is used in Discreet's 3ds max 7® software to aid in mobile content creation.
The MDF is intended to aid mobile content developers by providing a forum to discuss and find solutions to technical issues, to bring developers together and to help artists and other content creators distribute their work.
Several M3G experts from the industry, including engineers from Hybrid Graphics, have agreed to support the forums by answering technical questions and taking part in the discussion. The forum promises to become one of the major sources of information concerning mobile graphics content development for Java J2ME platforms.
As the MDF evolves, mobile ready 3D content from Turbo Squid's more than 7800 partner artists will be added.
"Turbo Squid is a world leader in providing products and information to the 3D community," noted Brian Gaffney, President of Turbo Squid. "We've been fortunate to forge alliances with leaders in the rapidly expanding mobile game development community. The MDF is a product of these relationships and provides an online community where mobile game developers can meet online and exchange ideas, find information, and create and distribute products."
The MDF is being moderated by professionals from Hybrid Graphics and other mobile content experts. The MDF is also a distribution channel for products developed in conjunction with Turbo Squid partners Face2Face and Versaly, as well as the partner artists who currently sell their 3D products at Turbo Squid.
"There is a significant need for leading edge technological information in the mobile developer world", said Ville Miettinen, Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Graphics. A wide content development base is in the interest of everyone in the industry, and Turbo Squid's Mobile Development Forums are an important part of it. We are committed to using our technical expertise to assist the mobile game developers in discussing and understanding the many technical issues in creating content for mobile phones."
Artists who want to upload 3D mobile products should send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Turbo Squid
Founded in January 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003 Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held company with financial backing from Advantage Capital Partners, The Eastman Kodak Company and Intel Capital. More information can be found at the company's web site www.turbosquid.com.
About Hybrid Graphics
Hybrid Graphics, Ltd. develops graphics technology solutions for consumer devices. Hybrid is the leader in embedded graphics standard API implementations, releasing the first official OpenGL ES API software implementation in 2003. Hybrid's current products include 3D and 2D graphics technology solutions for embedded platforms.
Hybrid participates actively in graphics standardization work. Its clients are primarily device and hardware manufacturers, and its technology is present in tens of millions of consumer devices. Hybrid's clients include Nokia, Ericsson, Symbian, Sony Online Entertainment, Discreet, Tao, Bitboys, Fathammer and Criterion Software.
Hybrid was founded in 1994 and is located in Helsinki, Finland.
For more information please visit www.hybrid.fi.
Tel: (504) 680-4402
Tel: +358 9 6866 3847