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Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. has announced a strategic alliance agreement with EA-owned Criterion Software, described as 'the industry-leading provide...

Simon Carless, Blogger

October 4, 2004

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Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. has announced a strategic alliance agreement with EA-owned Criterion Software, described as 'the industry-leading provider of middleware for the gaming industry.' Under this agreement, game developers using Criterion's RenderWare solutions now have access to a suite of plug-ins and import/export tools designed to facilitate the integration of 3D content created in Softimage|XSI software. Gareth Morgan, senior product manager for Softimage, commented: "With tight interoperability between Softimage|XSI and RenderWare, artists and developers using RenderWare middleware solutions can now benefit from the distinct design features found only in Softimage|XSI, such as high-performance subdivision surface modeling, truly programmable real-time shaders, and advanced character rigging and animation tools."

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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