Montreal, Canada – November 03, 2009 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading audio solution provider for the video game industry, announced today a long-term agreement with award-winning game development studio, High Voltage Software. As part of this agreement, High Voltage is granted an unlimited license of Wwise, Audiokinetic’s renowned audio pipeline solution.
Founded in 1993, High-Voltage’s reputation is well established with over 75 shipped titles including The Conduit, Ben 10: Protector of the Universe, Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess, and Hunter: The Reckoning. The studio is recognized by its peers for developing high-quality titles on all current platforms.
High Voltage first licensed Wwise in 2007, for an undisclosed project. Since then, the studio’s positive experience with Wwise led it to seek a closer, more durable relationship with Audiokinetic; hence the unlimited license. “World class audio is a critical component to creating compelling and competitive games. After working with Wwise, it became apparent that working with such a sophisticated and comprehensive cross-platform solution was something that we wanted to continue doing in a more permanent capacity,” said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer for High Voltage Software.
High Voltage also considers this partnership a way to focus its own expertise internally, adding Audiokinetic’s squad to its team. Additionally, Audiokinetic will take advantage of High Voltage’s suggestions and feedback for the future enhancements of Wwise. “By entrusting Wwise and Audiokinetic with our game audio technology, we can concentrate fully on the games themselves, and the unique, unmatched experience that we want to deliver to gamers,” said Michael Metz, Audio/Video Director for High Voltage Software.
“It has always been a priority for us to be creative and to understand our users’ need to better fulfill them – be it about technology or business,” commented André Nadeau, President and CEO, Audiokinetic.
Audiokinetic released Wwise three years ago and has continued innovating ever since with revolutionary products like Wwise Motion and SoundSeed. Confirming its fast-paced integration into the game audio industry, Wwise has been adopted by more than 150 titles since its launch.
Audiokinetic provides powerful and flexible audio solutions for the video game industry. Wwise, our award winning, audio pipeline solution, is setting new standards in audio production. This cost-efficient middleware increases productivity and simplifies the development process, giving game developers the flexibility, toolsets, and workflow necessary to dramatically advance the gaming experience.
Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montreal, QC, Canada. www.audiokinetic.com
About High Voltage
High Voltage Software, Inc. is an award-winning studio that has been developing games and simulations for over 16 years. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, High Voltage now employs over 175 staff members. The independent company has successfully produced a wide variety of license-based video game titles that include competitive racing, professional sports, horror, motion picture adaptations, and military simulations. Additionally, High Voltage is now making its foray into original and innovative intellectual properties, with games like The Conduit. More information about High Voltage Software and its products can be found at www.high-voltage.com
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