Infinite Pictures' SmoothMove Technology Enhances Highly Anticipated Adventure Game From Presto Studios and Red Orb Entertainment
SmoothMove Enabling Technology Delivers Industry's Best Pre-Rendered Graphics and 360-Degree Panoramic Viewpoint in The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Portland, OR, November 24, 1997 -- Infinite Pictures, Inc., a leader in immersive digital imaging, today announced that its SmoothMove technology will be a major component in The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, an upcoming adventure game developed by Presto Studios and published by Red Orb Entertainment, a division of Broderbund Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BROD). Featuring breathtaking, pre-rendered 3D graphics, character interaction and challenging puzzles that are integrated into a rich, compelling storyline, Legacy of Time is the third installment in the popular Journeyman Project adventure series and the first to use Infinite Pictures' SmoothMove panorama technology.
SmoothMove panoramas allow graphic images to be viewed in all directions. The image quality is photo-realistic, and motion is fluid and responsive even on slower PCs. SmoothMove technologies combine the "look-anywhere" capability of a 360-degree spherical panoramic viewpoint with a seamless delivery of video to eliminate typical bandwidth-related constraints. In Legacy of Time, SmoothMove is applied to provide gamers with the ability to look anywhere and at any angle - up, down, right, or left - to give them the sensation of being completely immersed in the experience.
The use of SmoothMove enabled Presto Studios to significantly advance the Journeyman series by incorporating new graphics and gameplay elements not seen in previous adventure games. "The use of SmoothMove technologies provided us with a great advantage by allowing us to photo-realistically render, with great detail, the lost civilizations of Shangri-La, El Dorado and Atlantis, which appear in the game," commented Michel Kripalani, president and CEO of Presto Studios. "It also expanded our range of creativity, by challenging us to develop complete environments that could be panoramically viewed from any angle."
"Presto Studios used our technology in their quest for the ultimate adventure game," said Dr. David Ripley, CEO of Infinite Pictures, Inc. "Together we have set a new standard for 3D visualization and realism."
Legacy of Time is the highly anticipated third installment in the Journeyman series, which also includes The Journeyman Project and The Journeyman Project 2: Buried In Time. Weaving together an engaging sci-fi storyline, Legacy of Time incorporates photo-realistic 3D animation, challenging puzzles, live-action cinematic cut scenes and an original musical score. Legacy of Time will be available for both PC and Macintosh platforms beginning in early 1998.
Presto Studios was founded in 1991 by a talented group of close friends determined to make an impact in the gaming industry. Presto is now a software development company known for its engaging photo-realistic games, including the Journeyman Project series of time travel adventures and Gundam 0079.
Red Orb Entertainment is a division of Broderbund Software, Inc. dedicated exclusively to the development of imaginative, high-quality entertainment software for a broad range of game enthusiasts. In addition to developing entertainment software within the Red Orb Entertainment studio, Red Orb Entertainment publishes entertainment software from several of the industry's leading entertainment software development companies.
Broderbund Software, Inc. develops, publishes and markets a broad line of interactive software for use in homes, schools and small businesses. Since its founding in 1980, Broderbund has pioneered innovative, award-winning products that take advantage of the latest technologies. Broderbund has a successful track record of identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends.
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