Montreal – Audiokinetic® and Emergent™ have teamed up to provide the video game industry’s only cross-platform, multi-genre development system that fully addresses the audio needs of programmers, game designers, artists and sound designers by including Wwise right out of the box with every Gamebryo® LightSpeed™ license. The flexibility of LightSpeed’s core technology allows the art of game development to easily evolve across every function of development.
Audiokinetic’s Wwise offers audio programmers and sound designers a complete audio authoring tool with a powerful sound engine, greatly improving workflow while pushing the limits of sound design. Coupled with LightSpeed, Wwise allows developers to audit, profile, and modify sounds in real-time within the current build of the game. This new bundle further simplifies workflow by allowing designers and artists to generate and iterate on any type of asset during all phases of development without recompiling. Content creation is sped up and programmers are free to devote their efforts to game?specific tech for new kinds of gameplay instead of adding and tweaking game content.
“Emergent is committed to driving game development standards and integrating tools that can be used by all game designers right from the start,” said Scott Johnson, president, Emergent Game Technologies. “Wwise adds the best sound technology in the business to LightSpeed, giving developers access to the tools they desire – and need – to succeed as the new face of AAA. No matter what platform, no matter what genre, we’re providing the development environment for building a studio, not just a single game.”
Emergent is becoming the nexus of the game development culture, which is proven by their long list of partners and clients. A dozen of the game industry’s middleware providers have recently joined Emergent’s Partner Program and declared their support for LightSpeed including Scaleform, Illuminate Labs and NVIDIA, among others.
“We have had tremendous success with Emergent’s development platform,” said André Nadeau, President and CEO, Audiokinetic. “It was only natural to proceed with the bundling since Wwise and LightSpeed work so well together. We believe in Emergent’s philosophies and approach to the industry. Community driven technology is key to the industry’s future.”