Dutch developer Lost Boys licenses Havok's physics engine.
Lost Boys, a Dutch-based third party developer, has signed a deal with Havok in order to acquire the Havok Physics Technology, for the use of developing a title to be released on the PC and PlayStation 2. The game is to be action adventure, entitled Knights, and is being published by German company Swing! Entertainment.
"Although there was a good choice of suitable physics engines available, the flexibility and quality of Havok Physics Technology made it perfect for the Knights project," commented Martin de Ronde, the managing director for Lost Boys Games. He elaborated, "We were searching for an engine that could adapt itself to the many diverse mini-games such as firing boulders from giant catapults or trying to control a rowing boat on a raging river full of whirlpools. It was paramount to the selection that the physics appeared as realistic as possible, whilst still allowing the characters cartoon-style personalities to shine through."
The company plans to release Knights by Christmas of 2001.
10/27/2000 Bryan Keers