Havok Brings Advanced Physics Technology to Gameloft’s Gangstar Vegas on iOS and Android
June 27, 2013 – San Francisco – Havok™, a leading provider of 3D interactive game development technology, and Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, have integrated Havok Physics into Gangstar Vegas, the newest title in Gameloft’s best-selling open-world action series for mobile platforms. The award-winning Havok Physics toolset has been used to create realistic ragdoll effects and more natural control of the game’s vehicles to enable amazing stunts and thrilling driving experiences. Gangstar Vegas is available now for $6.99 on iOS on the App Store and Android on Google Play.
Gangstar Vegas, the latest episode in Gameloft’s acclaimed open-world action games, brings this franchise to the streets of Las Vegas for the first time. With a massive game world nine square kilometers in size, the iconic and diverse Las Vegas locale packs 80 intense missions including a mix of driving, flying, martial arts, gambling, shooting and more to help gamers take over the city of sin. Havok Physics is integrated into the core driving mechanics to allow for natural driving controls with skidding, banking and incredible stunt driving.
“When developing Gangstar Vegas, the team didn’t hold anything back. Gambling, shotguns, jets, seedy clubs, MMA fighting and advanced physics make for a bigger, badder and better Gangstar experience than ever before,” said Robin Gazaille, Producer at Gameloft. “Physics are especially important to us because it controls how the core driving mechanics operate in the game, and it allows for some incredibly fun stunt driving and tricks.”
“The Havok team is proud to see our advanced physics runtime and tools make their way to an epic mobile title like Gangstar Vegas,” said Brian Waddle, Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Havok. “Physics are no longer solely the domain of high-powered gaming and console systems and are now seen as an invaluable component of AAA mobile titles. With the maturation and complexity of mobile game development, we think it’s especially helpful for development teams to turn to the flexible and powerful tools Havok has to offer.”
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As a leading provider of games development technologies, Havok has over 13 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading customers in the commercial games and entertainment industry. A combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering industry leading support to its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in over 500 of the best known and award-winning titles including Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Injustice: God Among Us, DmC: Devil May Cry, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known publishers, developer studios and developer teams, including Microsoft Games Studios®, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo®, Ubisoft®, NC Soft, Rockstar, EA, Bethesda ™, Insomniac, Relic, Bungie, Naughty Dog, Evolution Studios and Guerrilla Games. Its cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Windows 7, Windows 8, PlayStation Vita®, Wii™, Wii U, Android™, iOS, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Apple Mac OS and Linux.
Havok’s products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, Clash of the Titans, Watchmen, James Bond: Quantum of Solace and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo and Germany.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat and Order & Chaos®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
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