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02/26/2015
 


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Linköping, Sweden - February 26, 2015 - Donya Labs, the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization solutions for digital content creation, and PlatinumGames, creators of the Bayonetta series, The Wonderful 101, and Scalebound, today announced that Platinum Studios created the critically acclaimed hit game Bayonetta 2 using Simplygon. Simplygon was used to create high quality Level of Detail (LOD) models, meshes and scenes that reduced the size of the in-game models, while optimizing the performance of the game on Wii U. Simplygon also reduced the number of draw calls, further enhancing performance and helping PlatinumGames deliver a game that delighted fans and raised the bar for the franchise. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive title created by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo.

“PlatinumGames is highly respected with regards to everything they do related to games. They are known as absolute masters of the craft when it comes to technology, art, design, and producing AAA quality console games,” said Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Donya Labs AB. “It’s humbling to be able to work with such an incredible team on games that reach such a passionate audience, and knowing that Simplygon has enabled them to bring the best quality, performance and ultimately the best experience to their players is what it’s all about.”

“We introduced Simplygon to Bayonetta 2 for the first time for one of our titles. Back then we were struggling with the amount of content and quality we could add into the game with a tight schedule, during the late phase of development. For this title, Simplygon mainly helped us with LOD creation for the background. A huge object that used to require one day of manual labor to reduce the vertices can be optimized, with the ideal number of polygons, in an hour after converting with Simplygon. Of course, sometimes we needed to manually modify it in detail, however, our work efficiency was vastly boosted,” said Akiko Kuroda, Producer at PlatinumGames Inc. “For example, when changes were made on the geometries after that the reduction was already done, we previously had to re-do the reduction on the original object and it took a lot of time, however with Simplygon we drastically reduced the iteration time and the labor required. For this we were able to focus more on improving the quality of the game. With the great success of using Simplygon in Bayonetta 2, we are now positively introducing Simplygon in other titles.”

Simplygon is popular amongst developers of mobile games; AAA PC and console games; and large MMOs, and is applicable to any medium where 3D art assets are created or utilized. By automatically generating lower-polygon models that are required for different levels of detail (LOD), an optimization process for making games and visual scenes run smoother, at higher frame-rates, and requiring less data, Simplygon helps digital content creators save important resources where artists would otherwise need to manually re-create large amounts of content.

About PlatinumGames Inc.

PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Loaded with some of the gaming industry’s most talented creators, PlatinumGames seeks to break the mold of a sequel driven industry by creating innovative IP that exceed users’ expectations. For more information, please visit:  www.platinumgames.com

About Donya Labs

Donya Labs is the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization technology and is spawned from within the demanding video games industry. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sweden, Donya Labs is privately held and dedicated to helping professional software developers make complex 3D content available on all platforms while streamlining their production pipeline. For more information, please visit:  www.simplygon.com

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Donya Lab’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Donya Labs and Simplygon’s name and logo are registered trademarks of Donya Labs. All other company or government agency names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 Donya Labs. All Rights Reserved.

“Wii U" is a registered trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. 

For further information, please contact

Sales

Martin Ekdal

Co-founder, VP Business Development

+46 733 14 94 00

[email protected]

Media

Sean Kauppinen

International Digital Entertainment Agency (IDEA)

+1-415-299-2156

[email protected]