Vicious Cycle partners with Smack Down Productions

Vicious Cycle partners with Smack Down Productions
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

February 11th 2009 at 3:26PM

Developer returns to Vicious Engine for two new Wii titles

HEAD:// Vicious Cycle partners with Smack Down Productions

STAND:// Developer returns to Vicious Engine for two new Wii titles

Vicious Cycle Software has signed a deal to provide its game engine for the next two Wii games from developer Smack Down Productions.

The partnership marks the fourth deal between the tool provider and game developer, which previously used the Vicious Engine in the creation of Build-A-Bear: A Friend Fur All Seasons for Wii.

“What we really liked about the engine is that it let us get started working on features from day one, resulting in the creation of high-quality games in record time,“ said Laurent Benadiba, CEO of Smack Down Productions. “We have yet to find another engine that allows our team to accomplish such fast-paced development times with the level of quality in the work that we’re able to produce.“

“We work closely with our partners to ensure they have all the right tools and the capability to customise the engine to fit their individual needs,” added Eric Peterson, president and CEO of Vicious Cycle Software. “Our goal is to provide high-quality, adaptable and efficient tools for developers to create games in a wide range of genres and on every available platform.“

Vicious Cycle recently released Vicious Engine 2, the updated version of its tech, which added an updated lighting engine, an animation blending component, and modern pixel shader technology, all optimised for current platforms.