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 Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming "Rail Simulator." "Rail Simulator" lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany. The sophisticated gameplay even allows players to design their own ideal journey routes.
Kuju Entertainment is the developer of "Microsoft Train Simulator," which sold over a million copies worldwide and inspired third-party companies to develop over 40 expansion packs. "Rail Simulator" will also fully support the creation of add-on third party content.
"Rail Simulator" will be published by Electronic Arts and is scheduled for release in Europe in 2006 for the PC only.
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.
"The AGEIA PhysX SDK is a powerful, easy-to-use PhysX API that enables our developers to reach new levels of realism and authenticity in 'Rail Simulator,'" said Jonathan Newth, CEO, Kuju Entertainment. "With the AGEIA PhysX processor, PC gamers playing 'Rail Simulator' will experience real-time physics action as never before."
"Kuju Entertainment's much-anticipated 'Rail Simulator' will help redefine the simulation genre using AGEIA PhysX technology," said Kathy Schoback, vice president of content acquisition at AGEIA. "Longtime train enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the genre will be amazed at the lifelike action and realism enabled by the AGEIA PhysX processor."
About Kuju Entertainment
Kuju Entertainment, one of Europe's leading independent game developers on console and PC platforms, operates five studios in the UK and has been creating top-rated games for over sixteen years. Kuju maintains specialist console/PC divisions in the action, strategy/tactical, lifestyle, simulation and flight action genres as well as a separate division for conversion projects.
Kuju Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuju plc. Kuju plc is listed on London's AIM market (LSE:KUJ). www.kuju.com.
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(TM) processor. The 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 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 www.ageia.com.