FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monolith Productions, Inc.
LINUX FANS REJOICE! THE LITHTECH 3D ENGINE WILL BE PORTED TO LINUX.
Monolith extends agreement with Hyperion Software to port Shogo usingLithTech to the Linux operating system.
Kirkland, WA (January 19, 1999) – Monolith Productions and Hyperion Softwareannounced today that they have extended an existing licensing agreement toinclude a port of Monolith’s critically acclaimed Shogo: Mobile ArmorDivision and LithTech 1.0 and 2.0 to the Linux operating system. The Linuxport is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2000.
Under an initial agreement with Monolith in April, 1999, Hyperion agreed toport Shogo and the LithTech 3D Engine to both the Amiga and Apple Macintoshplatforms (http://www.lith.com/corporate/04_28_1999.html). The existingagreement has now been extended to include Linux for x86 and Power PCprocessors.
“Porting the LithTech 3D engine to Linux gives licensees and game playersone more reason to choose LithTech technology and LithTech-based games”comments Jason Hall, CEO of Monolith Productions. “Our latest agreement withHyperion continues our quest to provide the highest quality, most versatile3D engine in the market.”
The LithTech 3D Engine, the technology behind Shogo: M.A.D. and upcomingMonolith games Sanity and No One Lives Forever, allows for a full range ofcutting edge graphic effects, from spectacular lighting to highly detailedcharacter models. The engine also allows designers to create breath-takingoutdoor areas from magnificent mountain ranges to sprawling cities. CurrentLithTech licensees include Third Law Interactive and New World Computing.Extensive information including FAQ’s about LithTech can be found atwww.lithtech.com.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, inspired by the Japanese “anime” tradition, isan action-packed first-person shooter combining spectacular environments(from neon-lit, futuristic cityscapes to gaping desert ravines and canyons)with a meaningful storyline packed with intriguing characters, plotrevelations and huge transforming machines known as mecha.
About Monolith Productions, Inc.
Monolith Productions, Inc., based in Kirkland, WA, is focused on combininguncompromising gaming content with the ultimate in high-end gamingtechnology. Founded by six game developers in 1995, Monolith’s passion forprogramming resulted in the creation of the LithTech 3D Engine. Thisproprietary software is used in the creation of Monolith products, such asthe well-received Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, and is available for licenseto the wider development community. For the latest news and information onMonolith and it products, visit their Web site at http://www.lith.com.
About Hyperion Software
Hyperion is a recently established Belgian-German software house dedicatedto bringing high-end PC games to PowerPC based Amiga and Mac computers.Individual members of the Hyperion team have been involved in variouscommercial and non-commercial projects on the Amiga, Mac, Linux and PCplatforms. For any information about Hyperion Software, visit their websiteat http://www.hyperion-software.com.