PORTFOLIO COMPANY GEOMERICS ANNOUNCES STRENGTHENING SALES
ANGLE plc, which focuses on the commercialisation of technology, is pleased to announce that its 33% owned portfolio company Geomerics, which specialises in computer games middleware, has made significant progress on a number of fronts.
Sales continue to grow at an encouraging rate. Geomerics' Enlighten technology is now being employed in 18 titles worldwide and is currently in evaluation and under consideration for many more. Among these titles are two of the most hotly anticipated games of 2011. Battlefield 3, from EA DICE, is released on 28th October. It is considered a challenger to Call of Duty's market dominance. The game has been backed by a $100m marketing campaign and has received high praise and multiple awards for the quality of its graphics, of which the lighting is driven by Geomerics' Enlighten engine. Battlefield 3 is followed by the release of Need for Speed: The Run on 18th November. This is the next game in one of the most successful franchises of all time and is built on the same Enlighten technology as Battlefield 3.
Geomerics is also delighted that it has secured its first deal inside Korea, which will see Enlighten used in multiple titles. This opens up a whole new market for Enlighten and, on the back of sales in Japan, demonstrates that Geomerics is on its way to establishing a strong base in the Asian market.
Geomerics' participation in Epic Games' prestigious Unreal Engine 3 Integrated Partners Programme continues to go well and is yielding a range of new sales opportunities.
Finally, Geomerics has been awarded new grant funding to research applications of its technology on mobile devices. Geomerics will receive €470,000 over the next three years as part of a €2.8 million EU-funded project researching the next generation of graphics technology for mobile platforms.
Chris Doran, Founder of Geomerics, commented:
"At Geomerics we have tracked the rise in performance of mobile platforms very closely. It is clear that they are fast approaching console performance, and at the high end will overtake this in 2012. We are very excited about the prospect of taking our console technology to mobile platforms, and to contributing to joint R&D on the future direction of graphics technology for mobile devices."
Andrew Newland, Chief Executive of ANGLE commented:
"We are very pleased with the Geomerics' continued strong progress and look forward to the positive market impact when Battlefield 3 launches at the end of this week."
Geomerics is an innovation-led company developing cutting-edge graphics technology for the games industry. Based in Cambridge, UK, Geomerics has built a team that combines world-class management and games industry experience with some of the UK's leading researchers. Geomerics launched its groundbreaking Enlighten technology in 2009. Enlighten redefines how designers use and control lighting within a game.
Geomerics partners with many of the leading companies in the games industry and is currently working with developers around the world on AAA titles for release in 2011 and 2012. The first titles incorporating Enlighten include the highly anticipated 'Battlefield 3' and 'Need for Speed: The Run'.
For more details about Geomerics research into mobile platforms, visit www.lpgpu.org
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