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  SIMPLYGON® Partners with Telltale in the Development of Multiple Critically-Acclaimed Game Series
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04/13/2015
 


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Linköping , Sweden and SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - April 13, 2015 - Simplygon , the leading provider of automatic 3D optimization solutions for digital content creation, and Telltale Games , a leading developer and publisher of episodic digital entertainment, today announced that Telltale Games is using Simplygon to optimize the 3D art assets for their critically-acclaimed games series, including Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series , Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series , and more in development. The technology is currently being utilized across eight platforms, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Telltale is utilizing Simplygon 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 every platform for which each series is being developed.

“We’re long-time fans of Telltale and know they have serious skills when it comes to game development and the technology they have created to be the leader in episodic entertainment,” said Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Simplygon. “ When Telltale uses your software to improve their process, you know you’re doing something right.”

“Working across multiple platforms on over six-thousand compatible devices, our unique live development process for each of our series demands the best in automation for the assets of our games,” said Zac Litton, Vice President of Engineering for Telltale Games. “Simplygon has helped make what we do possible in the shortest amount of time at an incredible quality that offers a premium Telltale experience across each device.”

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 Telltale, Inc.

Telltale is a leading and award-winning independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format of a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, SXSW, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year across multiple years. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 "Game of the Year" awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more. In 2014, Telltale was recognized by Fast Company as the ‘No 1 Most Innovative Company in Gaming,’ and declared by Metacritic as the No 1 overall developer and publisher for quality in 2014. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based platforms. Telltale’s investors include Lions Gate Entertainment, IDG Ventures, and Granite Ventures, LLC.  For more information visit www.telltalegames.com .

About Simplygon

Simplygon 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, Simplygon is a privately held company dedicated to helping professional software developers make complex 3D content available on all platforms while streamlining their production pipeline. For more information 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 Simplygon’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. The Simplygon name and logo are registered trademarks of Donya Labs AB. All other company or government agency names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 Donya Labs. All Rights Reserved.

“PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

For further information, please contact

SIMPLYGON CONTACTS:

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]

TELLTALE GAMES CONTACT:

Job J Stauffer

[email protected]

415.258.1638 ext. 152

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