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CES 2011: Darkworks and SENSIO Join Forces in 3D Games Technology

Integration of SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D with Darkworks’ TriOviz® for Games Technology enables superior-quality 3D images on leading game consoles, regardless of compression requirements

SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX.V: SIO), a pioneer in 3D-image processing, and Darkworks S.A., a leader in the console 3D video game space, announced today that the two companies have reached an agreement to offer SENSIO®Hi-Fi 3D along with TriOviz® for Games Technology to ease creation of stereoscopic 3D games by developers and publishers. Under the agreement, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D will be integrated into TriOviz® for Games Technology upon request to offer developers and publishers superior-quality 3D — up to 1080p when supported by the gaming platform — even on gaming consoles requiring compression.

“Video gaming 3D technology will shape the coming year in games, and Darkworks with TriOviz® for Games Technology will continue to lead the charge in this arena through both developmental advancements and essential partnerships with industry leaders such as SENSIO,” said Guillaume Gouraud, Managing Director at Darkworks. “SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D adds value to our TriOviz® for Games Technology, enabling our clients to publish 3D games at the highest possible resolution. We take pride in providing genuine solutions that enable our clients to create lifelike game characters and environments, and with the addition of SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, it will further ensure that this quality is maintained in three dimensions on leading game consoles.”

“Darkworks is known for its innovative use of technology to achieve visually spectacular content, and the company’s decision to offer its TriOviz® for Games Technology with SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D will once again raise the bar for video game excellence,” said Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO President and CEO. “With the option of adding value with SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, Darkworks’ clients in the games publishing world will be able to create stereoscopic 3D games easily, whatever the console being used, and choose to differentiate their offering as standard or high-end. We look forward to the pool of superior-quality 3D content available to consumers increasing as a result.”

TriOviz® for Games Technology is an impressive technological solution that enables smooth stereoscopic 3D conversion of multimedia products. The technology leverages existing 3D graphics information within each game to greatly enhance the depth of field. Best known for its integration into “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” and “Batman Arkham Asylum,” TriOviz® for Games Technology is in use by a wide range of international game publishers and is quickly building a robust portfolio of exciting titles that are yet to be announced.

With the combined company offering, licensees of TriOviz® for Games Technology now will have the option of employing SENSIO technology to guarantee exceptional 3D image quality. SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D delivers “visually lossless” 3D images that are so faithful to the originally captured images that the difference is imperceptible to the eye of the viewer. This high-fidelity 3D enables consumers to enjoy a rich, immersive viewing experience.

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