MAKING THE MOST OF A GOOD THING
Myth: The Fallen Lords to support 3Dfx
Chicago, IL, September 18, 1997 -- This fall, Bungie Software will bring gamers Myth: The Fallen Lords, the first truly 3D, real-time strategy game, and 3Dfx will help it shine. While it will be a visual treat for all players, those playing with the benefit of 3Dfx acceleration will experience a game world of unparalleled fluidity and graphic clarity. Myth: The Fallen Lords will support 3Dfx when it ships later this year.
The game's environment consists of a fully 3D terrain of smoothly sloping hills, forests and 3D modeled ruins that the player can view from any perspective. Weather effects, such as rain, snow and smoke, are not simple screen overlays but real 3D particle events in this landscape. Every scrap of armor and hacked limb remains on the terrain as a live object.
All of this fine detail on top of such a complex 3D environment demands a lot of horsepower to milk its full potential, but 3Dfx makes this game as breathtaking to look at as it is revolutionary to play. Already high frame rates become unbelievably smooth, allowing you to literally follow behind an arrow as it arcs in flight. Drops of blood on the landscape turn into countoured liquids while smoke disperses with lifelike transparency.
"The 3Dfx Voodoo graphics architecture enables us to deliver the most engaging, realistic experiences possible to our customers," said Eric Klein, Director of New Business Development at Bungie Software. "The sheer power and capability of this card allows our development teams to create games that rival the best in the console or coin-op market. We're also stoked that TechWorks will be bringing this card to PowerPC gamers this summer".
"Bungie has done an excellent job in utilizing 3D gameplay in an unusual and gratifying way, with a style that is very unique," said Andy Keane, vice president, marketing, 3Dfx Interactive. "Myth is also one of the first real-time strategy games to run on Glide, our native API, and looks incredible when played on a Voodoo-powered accelerator."
Bungie is a rarity in the entertainment industry, a corporation dedicated to both developing and publishing outstanding, immersive electronic games that surpass the boundaries of conventional technology and provide compelling and highly repeatable play. Since 1991, Bungie's games have helped customers avoid work, put their personal lives in stasis and tested their self-esteem then brought them back for more.
3Dfx Interactive, a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: TDFX), develops high performance, cost-effective 3D media processors, software and related technology that are designed to enable a highly immersive, interactive and realistic 3D experience across interactive electronic entertainment platforms. Current 3Dfx Interactive products include the Voodoo family of accelerator chipsets, Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo Rush.
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