Upcoming game Shattered Horizon™ joins “NVIDIA®: The Way It’s Meant To Be Played™” program

August 25, 2008

Upcoming game Shattered Horizon™ joins “NVIDIA®: The Way It’s Meant To Be Played™” program

Futuremark Games Studio showcases Shattered Horizon as a NVIDIA: TWIMTBP title at NVISION08



NVISION08, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA –AUGUST 25TH, 2008 – Futuremark® Games Studio is proud to announce that its first game Shattered Horizon™ will carry the “NVIDIA®: The Way It’s Meant To Be Played™”(TWIMTBP) seal, joining the hundreds of successful titles that are optimized for play on PCs powered by NVIDIA graphics hardware. Shattered Horizon is a new game where players fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. In this multiplayer first-person shooter, teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat surrounded by the broken remains of orbital infrastructure and the millions of asteroids now encircling the Earth.

“With Shattered Horizon’s real space setting we’re aiming to deliver gameplay, tactics and freedom of movement that cannot be found in any other shooter,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio. “Joining the NVIDIA: TWIMTBP program helps us meet that aim. With the support of NVIDIA’s multi-talented engineers we will reward players with a game strikingly different to any they’ve played before.”

“NVIDIA is proud to showcase Shattered Horizon from Futuremark Games Studio as a TWIMTBP title,” said Roy Taylor, Vice President of Content Development at NVIDIA. “Futuremark has a proven record of creating mind-blowing visual scenes. With Shattered Horizon they are doing it again, working with our top gaming development engineers to implement our most advanced graphics and PhysX™ technology.”

Antti Summala, Lead Designer for Shattered Horizon, explained, “NVIDIA’s expertise helps us create the stunning lighting effects and zero gravity physics that give Shattered Horizon the look and feel of real space, bringing to life an extraordinary and epic vision of the future.”

The company says that working with NVIDIA’s engineers helps them deliver impressive performance on a wide range of systems, ensuring that gamers need not spend a fortune to enjoy the unique gameplay.

Futuremark Games Studio is attending NVIDIA NVISION08, from August 25-27 in San Jose, California. They can be found at Kiosk #642.

The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies. The official website is www.shatteredhorizon.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are attending NVISION and would like an appointment to see a live gameplay demo and interview the game’s Lead Designer, then contact Jukka Mäkinen or Oliver Baltuch or stop by Kiosk #642 at the show. Please visit the official website www.shatteredhorizon.com for a comprehensive press kit and further information.

About Futuremark®Games Studio Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to createworld class original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 35 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of almost 20 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit www.futuremark.com

© 2008 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™, Futuremark® Games Studio, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™, VGMark™ and YouGamers™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

About NVIDIA NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA's inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision2008.com.

Company Contact:

Europe and ROW:
Contact: Jukka Mäkinen
Title: Head of Futuremark Games Studio
Email: jukka.makinen@futuremark.com
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (+2 GMT)

USA:
Contact: Oliver Baltuch
Title: President, Futuremark Inc.
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com
Phone: +1-408-517-0910 (PST)

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