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Stonetrip Launches New Community Site to Support Growing Community of ShiVa 3D Developers

ShiVa 3D Community Surpasses 20,000 Paid Licenses

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France– June 25, 2010– Stonetrip, a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications, today announced a new community website that will provide more resources for ShiVa developers and those interested in developing games and apps on the leading engine. Over the past few months, the company has added support for four new platforms (Wii, Palm webOS, Android, iPad) to the engine’s existing iPhone, PC, Linux, Mac and browser-based capabilities. Stonetrip also recently launched the fastest and lightest Web player for 3D apps and games in February. All of this activity has ignited the growth of the ShiVa 3D platform to more than 22,000 licensed developers. To support the expanding group of ShiVa 3D developers and fans, Stonetrip has responded with a new community website, located at: http://www.stonetrip.com/developer

“Our community is passionate, smart and growing rapidly,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip.“As more people find out about the power and ease-of-use of the platform, as well as our single license program, we know that we need to also have the best resources and tools outside of ShiVa 3D for the community. The new community site will fulfill that need as we grow the engine and show the world what ShiVa can do!”

The new community website is up and running with a lot of helpful features including Forums, Tutorials, a Wiki, Blog, Documentation, and Downloadable Code Samples. A key aspect of the site is that the community can comment and share their experiences with the software and build relationships with other ShiVa developers. The site will continue to grow and add additional functionality that makes developing on ShiVa 3D even easier including Facebook Connect, more tutorials and other features that support the community. New features include:

    <*>Social Share and Polls– Community members can share their comments on Facebook and other popular social networks, and polls to gauge what everyone wants to hear about <*>Code and Sample Downloads– Code to test out features of the engine, or to add to your next project <*>User Contributions to Documentation– ShiVa 3D users’ commentary on features and sharing of experience <*>HD Video Tutorials and Walk-Thrus– Community members and the ShiVa team providing HD-Quality videos to educate users on how to use the features of ShiVa 3D, complete with ratings and comments <*>Enhanced Search– Find everything faster as the site is being fully indexed on Google

About the ShiVa 3D Engine

ShiVa is the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone, Android, iPad, Wii and Palm webOS. It is a powerful development platform for creators of 3D real-time applications and games and enables creators to quickly bring high-quality content to market. ShiVa has a strong support team behind it that is responsive, creative and experienced in game development on all platforms. The company continues to add additional support for new and emerging platforms under a single license strategy and extends ShiVa’s functionality to continually meet the needs of its more than 22,000 licensed developers. A comparison of the different versions of ShiVa 3D can be found here: http://www.stonetrip.com/version-comparison.html

Features

    <*>Create any genre of game in a fraction of the time <*>Cross-platform game engine designed for next-generation game development <*>Delivers all the rendering, animation, special effects and programming features needed to create any game with ease <*>Optimized graphical engine with dynamic lighting and shadows, reflection and skinning <*>Built-in path finding <*>Integrated ODE physics engine <*>High-level development using LUA language <*>WYSIWYG Editor <*>Free Engine evaluation and SDK <*>No publishing fees <*>Single license for all platforms

About Stonetrip

Stonetrip a leading 3D engine company for games and 3D applications founded in 2003. Headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France, the company designs and supports ShiVa, the developers’ tool of choice for easily creating amazing 3D real-time applications and games for Windows, Mac OS, Web, Linux, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Palm web OS and Android. The company is focused on delivering a powerful platform for creators through its industry leading technology that continues to make it easier to achieve high quality in less time with the greatest compatibility. Stonetrip continues to add additional platforms to the ShiVa platform as it extends its reach to new markets. For more information, visit: www.stonetrip.com

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