Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 7, 2021
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


NaturalMotion Tackles Game Development With  Backbreaker

NaturalMotion Tackles Game Development With Backbreaker

August 23, 2007 | By Jason Dobson

August 23, 2007 | By Jason Dobson
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



Middleware developer NaturalMotion, known for its euphoria and endorphin motion synthesis technologies, has announced that the company is now moving into game development with Backbreaker, and upcoming American football title developed exclusively for next-generation consoles.

Currently scheduled to ship in 2008, the game will take advantage of NaturalMotion's euphoria motion synthesis engine to “set the new standard for in-game animations in the football genre,” according to the company. The euphoria technology is also used by a number of other high profile upcoming releases, such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Instead of using canned animations, Backbreaker will feature tackles and hits that are calculated dynamically, making every on screen impact unique. Based on NaturalMotion’s DMS technology, euphoria uses the CPUs of next-generation platforms to synthesize interactive animations on the fly, using fast simulations of the game character’s actual motor control, muscles and biomechanics.

"Backbreaker is the first football game with truly interactive tackles. By utilizing our motion synthesis engine, euphoria, players will never make the same tackle twice, giving them an intensely unique experience every time they play the game," said NaturalMotion CEO Torsten Reil. "Backbreaker puts players in the middle of the gridiron by providing a pure, realistic football experience only possible on next-generation consoles."


Related Jobs

Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation — San Mateo , California, United States
[12.07.21]

Sr. Manager, Content Acquisition (Strategic Partners)
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, IL or Remote, Illinois, United States
[12.07.21]

Senior Audio Designer
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, IL or Remote, Illinois, United States
[12.07.21]

Lead Lighting Artist
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, IL or Remote, Illinois, United States
[12.07.21]

Senior Environment Artist









Loading Comments

loader image