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New Cross-Platform Engine Announced
11:36 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

FGN Online has just posted a characteristically short blurb about Cipher, a cross-platform engine in development by the team that made the PC-only title Evolva. While no games using this engine were announced, this is yet another in an increasingly large list of game engines that are cross-compatible between Mac, PC and select consoles. Here is an excerpt from the report on FGN:

Multi: It might not be a game, but Synaptic Soup, formed from the Evolva team and ex-Bullfrog members, has revealed the first of itís ongoing projects, Cipher.


Cipher is a complete solution for creating games on next generation consoles, PC, Mac and Linux. The technology allows simple cross-platform development and the ability for cross-platform multiplayer gaming.


Besides extensive rendering and multiplayer support, Cipher offers audio, animation, localisation, customisation, debugging and server based technologies. The engine is due for a Q1 2001 release and will ship to key developers and publishers.

Now we just have to sit back and see if developers take advantage of this engine and its cross-platform features.

New Game Engine Report on FGNOnline


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