Dancing Dinosaur Games Licenses Unreal Engine 3 for ‘Collateral’
Open world, dystopian vehicular combat game now powered by Unreal
Melbourne, Australia (February 20, 2014) — Dancing Dinosaur Games announces an agreement to license Epic Games’ award-winning Unreal Engine 3 technology for the development of its new game “Collateral.”
“Collateral” is an open-world vehicular combat game set in a dark, dystopian future that puts players in the driver’s seat of a heavily armed and highly customizable flying taxi as they try to escape the dangerous city of New Bedlam.
“Unreal Engine 3 is awesome. We are stoked to be using it,” said Joshua Woods, managing director at Dancing Dinosaur Games, “We’ve had experience with other engines before, but to make a game like ‘Collateral’ we knew we needed an engine that could easily handle the scale of the environment and the level of detail that we want to produce. We think that Unreal is definitely the right choice.”
“It’s critical for ‘Collateral’ to have lots of vehicles and pedestrians filling the streets so you get the feeling of being in a living, breathing city,” said David Northfield, senior programmer at Dancing Dinosaur Games, “It’s great to be under the hood with the engine and using multi-threading so that we can ramp up the amount of AI we have running in the game.”
Heavily inspired by the 1990’s game “Quarantine” as well as the movies “Fifth Element” and “Blade Runner,” “Collateral” is currently in development for PC. An alpha version is available for purchase via the game’s website and Desura, and a full release is planned for later this year.
For more information on “Collateral” visit http://www.dancingdinosaurgames.com/collateral/
About Dancing Dinosaur Games
Dancing Dinosaur Games is a small independent game studio operating out of Melbourne, Australia. The company was founded in 2012 by several members who were studying together at the time. It has since expanded and now consists of 8 enthusiastic gamers with various complimentary skills. Dancing Dinosaur Games strives to make original, exciting, and humourous games that appeal to the team as both developers and gamers.
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics technology, world-class toolset and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, UE3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including eight Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also owns a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, offers unprecedented graphical capabilities and workflow improvements that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For more information, visit http://www.unrealengine.com/ and follow @UnrealEngine.
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