Havok celebrates domination of BAFTA games shortlist

Havok celebrates domination of BAFTA games shortlist
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

February 25th 2009 at 12:51PM

Popular tools and tech power 27 nominations

27 nominations for the 2009 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards are for games built using Havok technology, the company has revealed today.

“The significant amount of nominations Havok-built games received speaks volumes for our technical leadership and clear differentiation in the market,” said David O’Meara, managing director of Havok.

“Havok continues to offer the highest-quality and most comprehensive set of cross-platform modular tools available today, which makes Havok the solutions provider of choice for top-tier developers worldwide. Havok enables game studios of any size the ability to deliver more compelling gameplay, character interaction and physical effects in less time with substantial cost-effectiveness.”

Nominated games that harness Havok tools include Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Fable II, Fallout 3, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.

Havok's physics middleware is currently included in over 200 games, and is already in use for 65 games slated for release in 2009.