IKinema to give Nintendo Switch™ developers access to the power of its RunTime animation technology

IKinema to give Nintendo Switch™ developers access to the power of its RunTime animation technology

Industry standard, powerful full-body IK solver middleware set to bring natural, dynamically adaptive character motion for realistic gameplay on the innovative console

IKINEMA, FARNHAM, UK, 12 December 2017 – Leading game technology firm IKinema has signed a Development Tools Agreement with Nintendo to enable studios to use the RunTime animation middleware for Nintendo Switch development.

With RunTime, IKinema now offers Nintendo Switch developers a powerful full-body IK solver that is already used across Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android games to deliver more realistic character animations that perform with higher fidelity. This means studios’ game characters move and react naturally and instinctively when interacting with dynamically changing environments and objects.

“We’re thrilled to have signed this license agreement with Nintendo. RunTime’s powerfully fast and advanced technology has long thrived serving other popular platforms, catapulting game titles to new heights. It makes sense to grant Nintendo Switch game developers access to the same outstanding tech, so they too can create games with life and realism, enabling their players to enjoy advanced interaction and memorable gaming.”
Alexandre Pechev | Founder and CEO | IKinema

Customers from game development and beyond today rely on IKinema and the RunTime middleware as a robust, future-proof technology to take their games to the cutting edge of believability, whether fantastical in theme or entirely realistic. RunTime not only advances game dynamics, but enables design of new and innovative gameplay mechanics.

Having built lasting client relationships by offering a consistency of trust, stability and security, IKinema has seen RunTime become one of the most established, highly regarded software solutions within the numerous industries it serves, from VR and AR to post-production and, of course, gaming.

>See how our customers use IKinema RunTime

Availability
IKinema RunTime software is integrated with Unreal Engine 4, and is available in two license tiers for Studio, and Team. Please make your choice from the IKinema website, www.IKinema.com. Alternatively email Store@IKinema.com to request an evaluation pack.

About IKinema
IKinema (www.IKinema.com) sells products that dramatically improve the quality of animation and reduce the cost of producing animation. It uses patented IP to dynamically calculate animation sequences. The resulting animations are more realistic and cheaper to produce and maintain. IKinema was established in 2006 in the UK and has actively traded since 2009. The company owns patent protected intellectual property for fast, realistic and organic animation for games, virtual, and movie production. Prominent clients include: Bethesda, Bluehole Inc., Capcom, CyberConnect, Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Framestore, Globo TV, Hasbro, Impulse Gear, Linden Lab, LucasArts, Microsoft, NCSOFT®, Nickelodean, Nvidia, PlatinumGames Inc., Respawn Entertainment, Snail Games, Square Enix, Sumo Digital, Supermassive Games, Technicolor, The Foundry, 20th Century Fox, Ubisoft, Unity3D, and Vicon. The company is licensed technology provider by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and Autodesk.All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. © Copyright 2017 IKinema.

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