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SpeedTree Realism, Versatility Key in The Secret World

COLUMBIA, SC?(August 28, 2012)– From an eerie amusement park to a farm swarming with monsters,? The Secret World™ offers its players an environment rich with the atmospheric vegetation of SpeedTree ??for Games. Developed by Funcom and co-published by EA Partners,? The Secret World?launched on July 3 rd?and has been well received by the Massively Multiplayer Gaming audience.

“Convincing, compelling environments are essential to? The Secret World,” said Funcom CTO Rui Casais.“We have promised our players deep, realistic venues, and SpeedTree has been key to keeping that promise.” In the game, players join one of three factions as they fight for dominance in a realistic, modern-day world where every legend and urban myth is true. Launching on July 3 rd,? The Secret World?has received widespread acclaim among players and it is currently the top voted game on MMORPG.com. It is also one of the highest rated MMOs ever on MetaCritic by user score.

“We needed flowers and shrubs for our neighborhoods, crops for our farmlands, and massive, sinister trees for the game’s many haunted areas,” said Casais.“Only SpeedTree delivered the realism and customizability that met our standards. SpeedTree was also used extensively in game cinematics and trailers and proved ideal for that purpose as well.”

ABOUT FUNCOM?- Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’,‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit? www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit? www.anarchyonline.com,? www.dreamfall.com,? www.thesecretworld.com?or? www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

SpeedTree for Games, winner of the 2005 Front Line Award for middleware, delivers amazingly natural real-time trees and plants with seamless LOD transitions, an array of lighting, physics and wind effects, as well as an SDK that can be programmed to support any level of engine integration. SpeedTree includes SpeedTree Modeler, which offers a unique hybrid of hand and procedural modeling options and has been used in countless games and a growing list of movies, including 2009’s? Avatar.?SpeedTree was created by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV), founded in 1999 to develop graphic and visualization tools for a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit? www.speedtree.com.

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