Issue: SIGGRAPH 2008 - Day 3


LOS ANGELES - Allegorithmic (, a France-based company that develops advanced procedural texturing tools for creating realtime 3D content, has licensed its ProFX middleware to Ready At Dawn Studios for use on its first title for new-generation platforms. Ready At Dawn is known for its PlayStation Portable titles God of War: Chains of Olympus and Daxter. The licensing agreement will allow the company to create high-quality textures for its games while maintaining extremely small file sizes.

Allegorithmic founder/president Dr. Sebastien Deguy says the company's ProFX tool can allow users to create detailed textures that are 500 to 2000 times smaller in file size. This is ideal for use in massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), virtual communities, and downloadable games.