We are all thrilled to see Galactic Reign go live. The team worked very hard on this ground breaking and unique game and we are all very proud of the results
Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Launching for Windows 8 devices, Galactic Reign, a turn based space strategy game by Microsoft Game Studios and Slant Six Games, redefines the game experience through unique procedural cinematic rendering technology using the Slant Six Games Hexane™ game engine. The procedural rendering technology developed using the Hexane™ game engine, converts epic space battles within Galactic Reign into cinematic videos, using advanced rendering and special FX techniques
Dan Scott, Producer for Galactic Reign at Slant Six Games said, “We are all thrilled to see Galactic Reign go live. The team worked very hard on this ground breaking and unique game and we are all very proud of the results”. Using Hexane™, Slant Six Games created tools to facilitate the creation of an Action Library Database which contains over 1000 animation sequence templates, to construct exciting and accurate movies derived from the game battle data, providing a virtually unlimited number of movies which can be generated. A suitably thrilling musical score to complement the action is created by the audio engine using a library of audio themes by award winning composer Tom Salta.
The cinematic rendering process takes place within a minute or so, a delivers a battle reenactment video of movie quality that is unable to be rendered on a mobile device. Using cloud technology, multiple players can be served simultaneously, and each player is given a unique movie from their perspective, one is a winner and one will be a loser, as each player can have up to four fleets, one turn could mean a total of eight movies generated.
Galactic Reign is a two player turn-based strategy game set in space for the Windows 8 platform. Players can customize their ships and amass a veritable Armada to conquer the galaxy by taking control points or obliterating their opponent. With innovative rendering technology created by Slant Six Games, players are able to experience the battle cinematically through procedurally crafted movies. Galactic Reign offers a tailored game experience – player actions, strategy, and cinematics create a unique experience new to mobile platforms.
Galactic Reign is available now for $4.99 on Windows 8 devices http://ow.ly/iSv1i
To learn more about Galactic Reign visit http://www.slantsixgames.com or http://www.youtube.com/slantsixgames. Slant Six Games will be presenting at the Game Developers Conference for Galactic Reign titled “Intelligent Cinematic Systems – The Next Step” http://ow.ly/iSrqv
About Slant Six Games
Slant Six Games is an award winning, independent video game development studio specialising in creating original IP for iOS, Android, PC and Console. Based in Vancouver BC, Slant Six Games was founded in 2005, and has developed AAA game titles for the world’s leading video game franchises, including: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City™, SOCOM:Confrontation™ , SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo™ , SOCOM: Tactical Strike™ and The Bowling Dead™. For more information visit http://www.slantsixgames.com
Ruth Spink, Marketing Director, Slant Six Games