Gamebryo gaining ground

Gamebryo gaining ground

By Ed Fear

August 14th 2008 at 11:04AM

Emergent celebrates success as it sees over 330 products being developed with engine

Emergent Game Technologies is celebrating the success of its Gamebryo game middleware, now in use by over 140 companies across four continents.

Current statistics released by the company indicate that Gamebryo has been used in 250 shipped titles and a further 330 that are in development, including Splatterhouse, Blood Bowl, and Sid Meir's Civilization IV: Colonization. It's also being used by Indian developer Aurona, the first of SCEE's recent Indian deals to be signed.

The engine was recently updated to version 2.5, expanding its Floodgate multi-processor manager to underpin the whole engine and thus improve performance on contemporary consoles and PCs.

Emergent CEO Geoffrey Selzer, however, puts the success down to the support structure available for licensees, which includes thousands of pages of linked documentation.

“Our worldwide support infrastructure gives us an unprecedented and unmatched ability to empower developers and publishers in a period of increasing globalisation. Emergent isn’t just a technology provider.  We build long-lasting relationships with the development community by being a resource they can count on.”