Havok Tech Brings Tengami to Life on iOS

SAN FRANCISCO – February 25, 2014 – Havok™, a leading provider of interactive game technologies, announced game developer Nyamyam licensed Havok Physics, Havok Animation and Havok AI to develop their recently launched iOS game Tengami. Tengami is an adventure game set within a beautifully paper-crafted pop-up world and uses an art style inspired by traditional Japanese arts and crafts. Nyamyam used Havok’s product suite to breathe life into the unique folding world of Tengami.

“We’ve come to expect only reliable and robust features when working with Havok technology,” said Phil Tossell, Game Creator of Tengami. “Each of Havok’s technologies has proven to be incredibly valuable to our development team and we are excited to be launching an immersive and visually stunning iOS game.”

Nyamyam makes use of a variety of Havok’s technology offering to bring motion into the pop-up book world of Tengami. Havok AI is used to control the pathfinding of the character helping bring natural behaviour to the entities within the dynamically changing game world. Havok Animation helped the development team bring seamless motion to the title’s distinct art style. Finally, Havok Physics came in to play to help ensure that the entities exhibited the proper collision detection, reacting according to contact with the world and its inhabitants.

“When we learned the creatively ambitious scope of Tengami, we knew Havok technology was the perfect fit for Nyamyam to produce the quality mobile game they were envisioning,” said Brian Waddle, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Havok. “Our dedicated team worked closely with Nyamyam to make sure they were able to get the most out of Havok’s technology to bring their creative vision to life.”

Tengami is also slated to release on the Wii U later in the year.

For more information about Havok’s technology, developers can visit www.havok.com.
For more information about Nyamyam or Tengami, visit: http://nyamyam.com/
To view the latest trailer for Tengami, visit: http://youtu.be/NThIOPxtYbw

About Havok®
As a leading provider of game development technologies, Havok has over 15 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading game developers. A combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering unparalleled support to its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in over 500 titles including top franchises such as Halo, The Elder Scrolls, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Uncharted, Dead Rising and Skylanders.

Havok works with the world’s best known publishers and development studios, including Microsoft Games Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, EA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft, Wargaming, Remedy, Bungie and Infinity Ward. Havok’s cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox One® and Xbox 360™; PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation® Vita; Wii U; Wii™; Windows® 8 (Desktop, Tablet and Phone); Windows 7; Android™; iOS; Apple Mac OS and Linux.

Havok’s products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as X-Men First Class, World War Z, Harry Potter, James Bond, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin (Ireland), San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Germany.

About Nyamyam:
Nyamyam is an independent game developer in the UK. With love and attention we strive to create beautifully crafted games. Games that not only express who we are as individuals, but also bring a little magic into other people’s lives. Nyamyam was founded in late 2010 by Jennifer Schneidereit and Phil Tossell, after their paths crossed at Rare.