One of Russia’s leading game publishers and distributors Buka Entertainment www.buka.com has signed up a major deal with middleware developer Lifemode Interactive, to use its unique and innovative real-time facial animation technology solution LIFESTUDIO:HEAD SDK, for two forthcoming game projects that will be released next year.
Buka Entertainment plans to implement LIFESTUDIO:HEAD SDK into two new games which will be published in 2004. The first project is very experimental title in utterly keen genre ‘horror survival’ and the second project will be a high adrenalin first person shooter with cool Soviet flavor. Both projects are presently being kept a secret and more details will be announced later.
VP of Marketing for Lifemode Interactive, Alan Gassanov said, “We are happy to have convinced such a serious partner as Buka Entertainment to use our technology in several projects. Buka’s products are distributed in about 60 countries all over the world. This is exactly the kind of exposure we"ve been looking for. Our automated lip-synch solution supports all languages, and complete product localizations (including articulation) now becomes a reality”.
About Buka Entertainment
Buka Entertainment is one of the leading leisure software publishers in Russia. The company was founded in 1994 as a distributor of computer and videogames. Six years ago the company entered the publishing business with its own title and since that time Buka Entertainment has reached notable success in the game-making industry, and their games are distributed in 60 countries of the world. For more information please visit website at www.buka.com