Game Developers for Nintendo’s New Hardware to Take Advantage of
Autodesk Game Development Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2012--
Game Developers Conference — Autodesk,
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADSK) has entered into a landmark license agreement
allowing Nintendo Co., Ltd. to provide Autodesk
Gameware technology to its licensed developers creating video games
for the upcoming Wii U platform and helping differentiate Nintendo’s new
hardware, expected to hit store shelves later this year.
Under terms of the agreement, Autodesk, Inc. has granted Nintendo the
right to provide licensed Wii U game developers with three Gameware
Scaleform middleware for user interface development, Autodesk
Kynapse middleware for artificial intelligence and Autodesk
HumanIK middleware for interactive character animation.
The Autodesk Gameware product line is comprised of production-proven
game development solutions that have been used in at least 1,000 games
to date. This technology helps developers enhance production value while
reducing development time, enabling them to focus efforts on creating
compelling gameplay that resonates with consumers.
“Autodesk Gameware technology is used by the industry’s elite
development teams and has been adopted across the industry. Through our
relationships with key companies like Nintendo, we can put our solutions
into the hands of more game developers,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk
senior vice president, Media
& Entertainment. “Adopting Autodesk Gameware helps streamline
the production process, freeing more resources for innovation in new
areas. This shift in development focus will help make the
next-generation of titles more compelling than the last.”
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 16 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, HumanIK, Kynapse and Scaleform are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries
and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Wii U is a
trademark of Nintendo. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names,
product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk
reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and
specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not
responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in
© 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source: Autodesk, Inc.
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