informa
2 min read
article

Emergent Grows Revenues 35 Percent On Gamebryo Lightspeed

Engine maker Emergent Game Technologies says its revenues are up 35 percent year over year, and that thanks to new licensees and reducing expenses, it's 58 percent more profitable, too.
Engine maker Emergent Game Technologies says its revenues are up 35 percent year over year, and that thanks to new licensees and reducing expenses, it's 58 percent more profitable, too. Emergent says it closed over 120 licensing deals for its Gamebryo and Gamebryo Lightspeed tech during 2009, with the strongest growth taking place in North America, Japan and China. “Emergent has made changes to weather the tough economic climate and is poised to become stronger than ever as a result of those changes,” says CEO Scott Johnson. "While the Asian market and the US visual simulation market never slowed for us, we are now seeing signs that game development is starting to pick up in North America and Europe. Emergent's Lightspeed tech has integration deals with numerous companies and technologies, including PhysX, Scaleform, Direct3D 11 and Autodesk tools, among others. Its multi-year licensees have included THQ and Square Enix; its most recent deal is with Belgian developer Larian Studios for Divinity II and Monkey Labs Following restructuring -- which included some layoffs -- late in 2009, Emergent said it planned to continue growing its business by shifting its focus further away from core development toward its global partnerships and licensing business. Says Emergent's Johnson: "Our core message of reducing redundancies by using Gamebryo LightSpeed is resonating with publishers and developers.”

Latest Jobs

Studio Pixanoh LLC

Los Angeles, California
05.20.22
Combat Designer

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California or Vancouver, BC
05.20.22
AI Engineer

Question

Remote
05.20.22
Lead Level Designer (South Park)

Remedy Entertainment

Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
05.23.22
Rigging Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more