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Vicious Engine

Second verson of the game development engine to be premiered in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard.

MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Oct. 6, 2008 -  Vicious Cycle Software, a premier developer of interactive entertainment and game development technology, today announced that the new version of its game development engine, Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2), will be premiering in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

The recently announced title Eat Lead, a third-person shooter with a sense of humor, by D3Publisher (D3P) employs all of the next-generation improvements to Ve2’s rendering and animation systems, including overhauled lighting and shader technology, advanced audio and AI, and enhanced physics and path finding.

“This generation of console hardware has the capacity to render stunning visual fidelity, not to mention realistic audio, animations and AI,” said Wayne Harvey, vice president and CTO of Vicious Cycle Software. “Thanks to the vastly improved facilities of today’s consoles, games must step up and use the power that is available to them. With Ve2, we analyzed every aspect of our product, and as a result we have developed an engine that takes advantage of these platforms’ incredible capabilities."

The engine will be widely available to developers in 2008, but the company is also currently looking for early adopters who are interested in evaluating Ve2. Interested parties are encouraged to contact

More information about Vicious Cycle Software is available at

About Vicious Cycle Software

Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., based in Morrisville, NC, is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software across all platforms. Founded in 2000, the company blazed onto the gaming scene with its debut title Robotech: Battlecry and continues to create compelling titles for all age groups based on licensed and original content. Vicious Cycle is the developer and licensor of the Vicious Engine, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for personal computers, consoles, and handheld systems. Recently, the company announced Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2) which offers a suite of new and improved game development features on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For more information, please visit the company's web sites at and Vicious Cycle is a D3Publisher development studio.

Rannie Yoo, TriplePoint


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