Illusion Softworks Embraces AGEIA PhysX Technology

Top Developer in Czech Republic to Leverage AGEIA PhysX Processor for Unprecedented Realism in Game Environments and Characters

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LOS ANGELES & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -May 10, 2006- AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Czech Republic game developer Illusion Softworks is supporting the AGEIA PhysX(TM) processor in upcoming game titles. The AGEIA PhysX processor is available now in game PCs from Dell, Alienware and Falcon Northwest, and on add-in boards from ASUS and BFG Technologies.

Developers at Illusion Softworks are known for their uncompromising attention to detail in recreating historical environments, from the gangster era of the 1930s to World War II Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia. Game research at Illusion Softworks includes photography expeditions to Vietnam, consultations with Special Forces soldiers, and liaisons with archivists and museum experts.

This devotion to realism makes Illusion Softworks a perfect match for the hyper-realistic physics capabilities of AGEIA PhysX technology. By supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor, Illusion Softworks can deliver environments and characters that not only look and act real, but "feel" real to the gamer.

"We take tremendous pride in the realism of our games, and AGEIA PhysX technology will enable us to boost that realism to a new level with rich, physics-based interactivity," said Petr Vochozka, CEO of Illusion Softworks. "Support for the AGEIA PhysX processor will help us create realistic motion, physical reactions and character flexibility that match our true-to-life historical environments."

"Illusion Softworks shows an uncommon dedication to excellence in games, so it is an honor that they have chosen AGEIA PhysX technology as their physics solution," said Kathy Schoback, vice president of content acquisition at AGEIA. "For AGEIA, it's another testament to the quality of our technology, and another step forward in our expansion into growing European markets."

About Illusion Softworks

Illusion Softworks is located in the Czech Republic and was founded by Petr Vochozka and the venture capital investors Cash Reform Group. The mission statement of Illusion Softworks has been clear from the beginning -- to make the best computer games for personal computers (PCs) and consoles. The company is responsible for the highly successful "Mafia," "Hidden & Dangerous" and "Vietcong" franchises and employs 200 of the most talented developers in the Czech Republic. Illusion has contracts in place with Take2 Interactive ( and Atari ( and two brand new IPs in development.


AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc., is the pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for PC games and has developed the world's first dedicated physics processor, the AGEIA PhysX processor. The AGEIA PhysX processor powers massive and pervasive real-time interactive worlds that for the first time obey the laws of classical physics. AGEIA provides a world-class cross platform software development kit to simplify advanced physics programming for the PhysX processor, as well as next-generation gaming consoles. AGEIA is changing the face of gaming by working with more than sixty leading developers and publishers to deliver the next generation of physically immersive entertainment. The company, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is privately held. For more information visit