|By Business Wire||
|October 28, 2012 04:30 AM EDT||
Havok™, a leading provider of game development technology, announces a business partnership agreement with the Animation and Digital Arts School of the Communication University of China (CUC), one of China’s top universities in media, animation and games. The agreement will allow Havok and CUC to set up a Technology and Learning Lab which will host digital media training programs that promote higher education development in China within the areas of internet technology, 3D game technology and new media. The formal signing ceremony took place today at the Communication University of China.
Havok has been focused on expanding its presence within the Greater China Region where it is committed to investing significant resources toward providing localized services and support for one of the fastest growing markets for animation and games. Through its parent company, Intel, Havok recently opened a new office in Beijing to help support the growing number of Havok partners in China, where Havok is currently working with studios like Ubisoft, Pearl Digital Entertainment, Aurogon, The9, 2K and THQ. Havok plans to expand its offices into Shanghai in early 2013.
“It’s great to see our Asian customer base continuing to grow rapidly,” said Brian Waddle, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Havok. “Beijing joins our already established offices in Asia and we are looking forward to working closely with developers and future developers within Greater China to best support their needs and empower their innovations through the use of Havok’s Game Engine and middleware.”
As a leading provider of games development technologies, Havok™ has over 12 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading customers in the commercial games and entertainment industry. A combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering industry leading support to its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in over 500 of the best known and award-winning titles including Guild Wars 2, Starcraft II, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™.
Havok’s products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, Clash of the Titans, Watchmen, Quantum of Solace, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing and Southern Germany. Havok is an Intel® owned company.
Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known publishers, developer studios and teams including Microsoft Games Studios®, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., NC Soft, THQ®, Ubisoft®, Tencent, Pearl Digital Entertainment, Aurogon, The9, 2K, EA, Bethesda ™, Insomniac, Relic, Bungie, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla. Its cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for PC Games for Windows, Windows Phone 8, Android™, iOS as well as the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita®, Wii™, Apple Mac OS and Linux.
About Communication University of China School of Animation and Digital Arts
National Animation Education and Research Base –Communication University of China School of Animation and Digital Arts, established in April 2001, is one of the earliest universities to be engaged with a number of animations, digital media arts, game design, and network multimedia teaching and research institutions. The comprehensive discipline background of the Communication University of China has had profound influence at home and abroad for Radio and Television Arts and Computer Science of Animation, and has achieved comprehensive teaching and researching advantages in animation, digital media arts, game design, and network multimedia.