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ZooCube Uses Intrinsic Alchemy Middleware

by Jonathan Metts - May 7, 2002, 2:04 pm EDT
Source: Yahoo News

Developer Puzzlekings will be the first company to use Intrinsic's Alchemy development platform on a GameCube title.

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Puzzlekings' ZooCube, a 3D puzzle game due for release on GameCube very soon, will be the first GC title to use Intrinsic Graphics' Alchemy middleware. Puzzlekings is using Alchemy to create the graphics for ZooCube. Alchemy is designed for multiplatform development, but so far ZooCube has only been announced for GameCube among the three next-gen consoles. (A GBA version is also in the works.)

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2002-- Intrinsic Graphics(TM), Inc., the developer of the innovative Intrinsic Alchemy game development platform, has signed a licensing agreement that allows UK based game developer PuzzleKings to utilize Intrinsic Graphics' Alchemy. Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. will publish ZooCube on Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(TM) Advance. The licensing agreement also provides PuzzleKings with technical support and training to permit the company to optimize its game development process.

"We chose Alchemy as graphics middleware for three main reasons: First, the technology is object oriented and has an elegant architecture that does not compromise performance. Second, the graphics tools are very impressive and allow artists to quickly see how their models and animations will look using Alchemy, as well as speeding up the workflow including the artists in the game development process. Third, the quality of support and the people convinced me that Intrinsic are a world class organization, and I am delighted to be working with them." said Nalin Sharma, CEO of PuzzleKings.

Under the terms of the agreement, PuzzleKings will license Intrinsic Graphics' Alchemy, allowing PuzzleKings to develop and deliver "high adrenalin puzzle games" for Nintendo GameCube and other next generation platforms. Intrinsic Graphics will also provide full technical backup, enabling PuzzleKings to customize and integrate its own programming, ensuring that each game carries the creative innovation for which PuzzleKings is known.

"Getting a vote of confidence from Acclaim is huge. Europe is an important market for us, and it's great to see growing acceptance of Alchemy there," said Jim Gregg, Vice President of Sales at Intrinsic Graphics. "We're proud of our multi-platform capabilities and want to see innovative games being developed for all consoles using Alchemy. PuzzleKings in particular is an award-winning developer, and we look forward to seeing some great games."

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