First showing of Virtual Worlds at Austin GDC

GAME DEVELOPER CONFERENCE, AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 – Icarus Studios, which provides a turnkey solution for creating virtual worlds, MMOGs, and serious games, has announced the expansion of their development platform to the iPhone.

 Icarus will demo a prototype of their 3D platform running on the iPhone for the first time in booth 316 at the Austin Game Developer Conference where it will also showcase its RealTime™ online development suite and the Icarus 3D and Flash based client software.

“We are committed to porting our platform to established and emerging devices. The iPhone offers a tremendous opportunity to extend Virtual Worlds and MMOGs to mobile devices in a visually rich and intuitive device,” said James Hettinger, Chief Executive Officer, Icarus Studios.

The prototype demo on the iPhone extension will include a 360-degree panoramic tour of a sample virtual world location, with navigation ability through the accelerometer.  The official launch of the Icarus 3D iPhone client will be in Q1 2009.

Built by a team of industry veterans, the Icarus suite was designed to meet the specific needs of next-generation Virtual Worlds and MMOGs supporting functionality such as user generated content, in-world social and entertainment activities, scriptable AIs, dynamic game systems, diverse revenue models, and in-world profiled marketing on a secure and scaleable platform.

The Icarus platform incorporates a number of best of breed technologies such as Vivox® for VoIP, Ageia for its physics engine PhysX™, IDV for SpeedTree®, and OC3 for avatar speech and facial expressions.

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RealTime is a trademark of Icarus Studios.  Vivox is a registered trademark of Vivox, Inc.  PhysX is a trademark of Ageia Technologies, Inc.  SpeedTree is a registered trademark of IDV, Inc.

About Icarus Studios

Icarus Studios has created a powerful technology platform for creating massively multiplayer online games, virtual worlds, and serious games for the entertainment, corporate, and government sectors.  Icarus Studios provides a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform. The Icarus technology platform was built from the ground-up on industry standards to accelerate time to market, reduce development and running costs, and enable new revenue streams through 3D, Web, Flash, and mobile user experiences.  For more information, visit

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