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MindArk develops, operates and markets Entropia Universe and the Entropia Platform. Entropia Universe is a 3D internet virtual universe with a unique integrated economic system and stunning graphics.
The Entropia Platform is a secure entertainment and business platform, enabling companies and organizations all over the world to build content on differently themed planets inside Entropia Universe.
Real-time editing, bump mapping, dynamic lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features the CryENGINE 2 has to offer. CryENGINE 2 comes complete with all of its internal tools and also includes the CryENGINE 2 Sandbox world-editing system.
Polybump 2 creates a high quality surface description that allows quick extraction of surface features like normal maps, displacement maps, unoccluded area direction, and accessibility. The extracted information can be used to render low-poly models with surface detail almost making them look like the high-poly models, though it will render much faster. The data is stored in an intermediate file format so it can be exported in different ways without doing the computation again. Very high polygon counts (e.g. 10 million triangles) are processed quickly.
CryENGINE 2 provides seamless support for both indoor and outdoor environments on DirectX9 and 10, as well as support for consoles such as the Xbox 360™ and PlayStation® 3.
- Real-time Lighting and Dynamic Soft Shadows
- Volumetric, Layer, and View Distance Fogging
- Terrain 2.5D Ambient Occlusion Maps
- Normal Maps and Parallax Occlusion Maps
- Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
- Subsurface Scattering
- Eye Adaptation and High Dynamic Range (HDR) Lighting
- Motion Blur and Depth of Field
- Light Beams and Shafts
- High Quality 3D Ocean Technology
- Advanced Shader Technology
- Terrain LOD Management Feature
Sound and Music
The sound system in CryEngine 2 introduces many new features and improvements with its data-driven concept. Each sound carries its own specification with it, so sound designers are in full control of the final quality of the sound, and sounds are used consistently throughout the game.
- In-game Mixing
- Data-driven Sound System
- Interactive Dynamic Music System
- Environmental Audio
- Dynamic World Sounds
AI/ Advanced Modular AI System
CryENGINE 2 has a flexible and easily customizable AI system which handles both character and vehicle behaviors. It fully supports the complex requirements of the character locomotion system to animate bipedal characters in a believable fashion, and is fully integrated into the CryENGINE Sandbox 2 editor.
- LUA Script Driven AI System
- Dynamic Path Finding
- Smart Objects
Communication between participants is a key component of life in Entropia Universe, and it is now getting even better with the introduction of Voice Chat. MindArk is cooperating with Ericsson to create a service unique to Entropia Universe with advanced functionality that integrates into the game play on the planets. In a first step this enables secure voice communication between participants; you can voice chat with avatars on your Friend List as well as others you encounter in-game.