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[News] Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital EnvironmentANN.lu
Posted on 17-Jul-2001 11:29 GMT by Christophe Decanini13 comments
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Press release from Amiga: Snoqualmie, WA - July 16, 2001

Edivision LLC announced today that they would create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment (AmigaDE).

The company plans to create 3 development labels in the coming year for the AmigaDE environment. The titles created under these labels will be distributed through the Sharp Space Town web site for release in Japan and through other Amiga distribution channels worldwide. Amiga and Edivision also announced a joint relationship where Edivision would provide key pieces of technology for the AmigaDE.

The principals at Edivision have more than 30 years of experience in the computer graphics field. Patrick Roberts created 2D and 3D effects for Walt Disney's feature animation classic "Dinosaur". He has also created software and animation for Dreamworks Animation, Disney Classics and the Disney channel. Jeremy Engelman is one of the finest 3D artists in the world. His best-known work is the artwork for Cyan's Riven, the sequel to Myst. Steven Haun is an award-winning computer graphics producer with more than 10 years of experience in the computer graphics and entertainment industry. His credits include effects production for Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, ABC, CBS, and Fox Television.

"This relationship with Edivision will offer consumers some exciting content and an enjoyable experience that they will want to share with others," said Bill McEwen, President and CEO of Amiga, Inc. "Patrick, Jeremy and Steven are longtime supporters of Amiga and we appreciate their contributions to driving adoption of our software. With their expertise in gaming and the entertainment industry, we look forward to some revolutionary games for the PDA market."

"We are very excited to be working with Amiga to generate compelling content for the AmigaDE," said Patrick Roberts, one of the founders at Edivision. "When Amiga announced their relation with Sharp, we saw this as an opportunity to get in early on a new, exciting gaming platform. Devices like the Sharp Zaurus and other PDA's offer the ability to reach a new and different generation of gamers."

Edivision will focus on original titles for its first set of releases. The company is also negotiating with other content providers to bring their titles to the AmigaDE platform.

The market for video games in the United States, which includes arcade, PC, console, and online gaming, is currently estimated to be worth $11 billion. The AmigaDE platform allows developers to create game applications that target this market. The binary portable nature of AmigaDE content allows applications to migrate seamlessly from cell phones and handheld devices to set-top boxes and up to desktop machines and servers.

About Amiga Inc.
Amiga Inc. provides technology to developers for writing and porting applications to a new multi-media operating systems which is hardware agnostic. AmigaDE is a joint development effort between the Tao Group of Reading England, and Amiga Incorporated. AmigaDE based applications can run unchanged on x86, PowerPC, M Core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS R3000, R4000, R5000, SH3, SH4, and NEC V850 processors. The Amiga OS can run hosted on Linux, Embedded Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, CE and QNX4. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, 28 miles east of Seattle and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at http://www.amiga.com.

About Edivision
Edivision LLC was formed in May 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Its founders, Patrick Roberts, Jeremy Engelman, and Steven Haun are veterans of the computer gaming industry. They have received numerous awards and accolades for their cutting-edge work in computer graphics and animation. For more details about Edivision, visit http://www.e-d-i-v-i-s-i-o-n.com or contact Steven Haun at Steven.Haun@e-d-i-v-i-s-i-o-n.com or via phone at (323) 578-1998.

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Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 1 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
Amiga.org has a better and more detailed press release.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 2 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by its about time on 16-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Are Edivision people the ones who created the "original" designs for a new
Amiga computer that Bill showed in Gateway 2000?
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 3 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris on 16-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (its about time):
It looks as if. Bill said that it was designed by former Disney staff.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 4 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 17-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
Noone gives a fck about the DE here.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 5 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 17-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
Once we will have any chance to run it on our Amigas we will perhaps care about it.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 6 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by skal on 17-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
Well, some developers obviously do. It gives them a shot at making some money, something Amiga-oriented developers have had an especially hard time doing. It also gives game developers a chance to write the game once, and have it run on a number of platforms, without having to do ports and rewrites, which eats up money that could be better spent on more important things, like long happy hours.
All in all, such benefits could well be something any developer could easily give a "fck" about. At leat the relatively sane ones.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 7 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by victor # on 17-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
In short-to-mid-term, AInc. will earn real profit mainly from the DE, not AmigaOS, I afraid. So, who cares about AOS, also cares about the DE..
Additionally, I second comment#6, too. (Or the word "here" refers to your own working-room? ;) )
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 8 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 18-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Anonymous):
it will be included into AmigaOS 4.2 and upwards.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 9 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
Java is better.
Amiga would be better of implementing Java in AOS.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 10 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 05-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
>it will be included into AmigaOS 4.2 and upwards.
Wrong it will be included into AmigaOS 5.x and upwards.
Require Amiga 1200 to work, whit AmigaOne
OS 4.0 is basic port of AmigaOS 3.9 , (require Amiga 1200 to work, whit AmigaOne)
OS 4.x is a better port of AmigaOS 3.9++ , (Emulates 68k on AmigaOne)
and OS 5.x is full port of AmigaOS 3.9+++ with AmigaDE integrated.
You have lots to look forwards to if you are willing to by AmigaOne
Otter vise you can always play the same games in Linux while you are waiting, running true the Midiator, Predator whit Voodoo cards or Nivida cards, and if ever AmigaDE is ported to mac,
you can run FusionPPC, and the same games there.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 11 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Marcel on 19-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
"Java is better.
Amiga would be better of implementing Java in AOS."
Bull! You ever played around with Java3D? Java2D for that matter? Pathetic. Ever wonder why there are no real games for Java?
They will have Java automatically anyways, once the DE makes it to AmigaOS 4.2. Remember Tao have a Java engine as part of intent.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 12 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 20-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
True most of the Internet is based on Java, most of star office is Java, a lot of scripts for PC is Java, not AmigaDE / SDK. Well I think I read some were there where going to be made an SDK version of Java. As for SDK some programs my be faster in SDK then on GCC or on an otter C compiler, this is cause of different optimized methods used to convert to native PCC / INTEL machine code. And the again some programs may be slower then GCC and otter C compilers depending on the libraries used and the way of programming.
As for the start time of SDK programs are longer then for native code as,
LOAD TIME + CONVERSION TIMESTART TIME.
Edivision LLC to create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment : Comment 13 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 20-Aug-2001 22:00 GMT
As for Java 3D do you remember Amos 3D,
Slow runtime will not be able to give performance to produce game play, even if you have support for fast 3D libraries
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