Stonetrip launches ShiVa 3D price promo

Stonetrip launches ShiVa 3D price promo
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

June 21st 2010 at 3:06PM

Middleware firms inks special deal for prospective Mac developers

Stonetrip has today made public a special promotional deal in an attempt to encourage more Mac game developers to use the latest version of its ShiVa 3D dev engine offering.

With ShiVa 3D not presently available on Mac, its creator is offering developers €300 off the normal cost of €1499, to allow them to offset the price of virtual machine software and the Windows OS that is a requirement for Mac users looking to create games with the engine today.

“There are competitors that will be charging for the next upgrade of their product and this is the perfect time for developers to switch to a better development engine,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “We know that Macintosh users have some barriers to using ShiVa, and we want to remove the obstacles and make developing on ShiVa just as compelling for them as it is for developers using PCs.”

The new price is set to remain in place until the launch of ShiVa 3D 1.9, which is expected to be made available later this summer.