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GDC 2014: Oxide Games, AMD, and NVIDIA Present the Nitrous Engine and the Future of Real-time Graphics


TIMONIUM, MD - February 24, 2014 - Oxide Games is partnering with leading graphics hardware manufacturers AMD and NVIDIA to examine the future of video games. Oxide's groundbreaking Nitrous engine brings game development into a new era with its film-like approach to rendering technology and unprecedented multi-core performance, which among other advantages allows games to present thousands of fully rendered units onscreen at once. 

The Nitrous engine is already being used in the active development of three games published by Stardock: Oxide's unannounced title, the first title from Soren Johnson's Mohawk Games, and the upcoming Star Control reboot from Stardock. 

The first talk will explain how to get the best use out of AMD's Mantle API, with explanations of how the Nitrous engine achieves those goals:

Nitrous & Mantle: Combining Efficient Engine Design with a Modern API (Presented by AMD) 

Dan Baker, Partner, Oxide Games 

Tim Kipp, Partner, Oxide Games 

Location: Room 2009, West Hall 

Date: Wednesday, March 19 

Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

The second discussion with NVIDIA will explain how modern multi-core CPUs and GPUs open up new ways of designing games for the latest generation of consoles and PCs: 

DirectX Advancements in the Many-Core Era: Getting the Most out of the PC Platform (Presented by NVIDIA) 

Dan Baker, Partner, Oxide Games 

Yury Uralsky, Director of Developer Technology, NVIDIA 

Location: Room 2004, West Hall 

Date: Thursday, March 20 

Time: 11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

To schedule an interview with Oxide Games at GDC, please contact: 

Stephanie Schopp

Tinsley-PR for Oxide Games


(310) 985-3873

Liz Stewart 

Tinsley-PR for Oxide Games


(425) 242-1489 

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About Oxide Games 

Oxide Games is an independent digital entertainment studio focused on delivering revolutionary leaps in PC and console gaming. Its first product, the Nitrous engine, provides industry-leading visuals on both PCs and consoles. Oxide will be announcing its game projects at a later date. Oxide Games is based in Timonium, Maryland. Learn more at  www.oxidegames.com.  

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