Graphics chip manufacturer Nvidia announced that it will release online its first free GeForce Experience Pack, which will showcase content from the company's physics engine middleware PhysX, on August 12th, 2008.
The pack will feature NetDevil's Warmonger
(pictured), a complete action game allowing players to use destructive powers to destroy walls, floors, and whole buildings to open new paths or close existing ones.
Unreal Tournament 3 PhysX Mod Pack
, a collection of three maps with added effects designed to "fundamentally change" the game's mechanics, will be included as well, though users will need a commercial copy of Unreal Tournament 3
to play the maps.
The GeForce Experience Pack will also include a preview a Nvidia tech demo The Great Kulu, which demonstrates the use of PhysX soft bodies; Nvidia tech demo Fluid, a simulation of fluid effects with a variety of liquids; a preview of Nurien, a social networking service utilizing Unreal Engine 3; and a preview Object Software Limited's MMO FPS Metal Knight Zero
Along with the GeForce Experience Pack, Nvidia will release new WHQL-certified drivers enabling PhysX acceleration for all GeForce 8, 9, and GTX 200 Series GPUs. The new drivers also add support for PhysX features in Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2