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Autodesk Gameware licensed for upcoming Nintendo Wii U


Autodesk Inc. has allowed gaming giant Nintendo Co. Ltd. to let its licensed developers use Autodesk Gameware technology for video games for Nintendo's upcoming Wii U platform.
 
The Autodesk technology is expected to help developers create games that can take full advantage of the Wii U's new hardware.
 
"Under terms of the agreement, Autodesk, Inc. has granted Nintendo the right to provide licensed Wii U game developers with three Gameware products: Autodesk Scaleform middleware for user interface development, Autodesk Kynapse middleware for artificial intelligence and Autodesk HumanIK middleware for interactive character animation," Autodesk said.
 
It added its Gameware product line has game development solutions that have been used in at least 1,000 games to date.
 
Such technology helps developers enhance production value while reducing development time, enabling them to focus efforts on creating compelling gameplay that resonates with consumers.
 
“Autodesk Gameware technology is used by the industry’s elite development teams and has been adopted across the industry. Through our relationships with key companies like Nintendo, we can put our solutions into the hands of more game developers,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk senior vice president, Media & Entertainment.
 
Petit added adopting Autodesk Gameware helps streamline the production process, freeing more resources for innovation in new areas.
 
"This shift in development focus will help make the next-generation of titles more compelling than the last,” he said. — TJD, GMA News
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