Lighting effect developer Geomerics has announced that Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge has made a £2 million ($4 million) investment in the company, which it says it will use to release its first product, Enlighten, to the games industry, as well as develop a suite of new products.
The company has also announced that following demonstrations at this year's Game Developers Conference, both Microsoft and Sony have invited the company to join their respective tools and middleware programs, as it did with Epic's Unreal Engine 3
Geomerics says work is already underway on Englighten's SDK, which will enable a broad range of game publishers to use its lighting capabilities in their computer and video games.
Said Geomerics CEO Gary Lewis, "We are delighted with this investment. This gives us precisely what we need to roll out our business plan and our long-term strategy to bring great lighting effects into games and make the gaming experience of millions even more rewarding."
He added, "The enormous potential of the technologies we have, and the core IP in our first product Enlighten, will be developed with immediate effect. It’s an exciting time and we are grateful to the many developers and publishers who have seen the benefit of Enlighten and what it can do for their games."