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WildTangent Acquires Eclipse

WildTangent said Tuesday it has acquired Eclipse Entertainment technology for an undisclosed sum of cash and WildTangent equity.

Eclipse Entertainment is best known for its 3D engine featuring real-time character animation systems and 3D world authoring tools. The Eclipse development team has relocated to WildTangent's Redmond headquarters where they have joined WildTangent in the task of fusing the Genesis 3D engine with WildTangent's Web driver.

The Genesis3D engine and its authoring tools enable developers and Web designers to author 3D content and animation without programming.

Combining these solutions with the hardware acceleration, data compression, and support of standard scripting languages and development tools offered by WildTangent's Web driver will create a compact medium for authoring and delivering leading edge hardware-accelerated multimedia content over the Internet.

"WildTangent is making it possible for any developer to create incredible multimedia applications and web pages," said Mike Sandige, vice-president of technology development at WildTangent and former vice-president of R&D at Eclipse.