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SoundMAX SPX Incorporated Into 'Navy Seals'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT

Analog Devices, Inc. today announced that its advanced audio rendering technology, SoundMAX SPX, has been incorporated into first-person combat game Elite Forces: Navy Seals for PC. SoundMAX SPX "animated audio" -- interactive, event-driven sounds that respond to game physics, environmental variables and user input - allows for hyper-realistic audio in the game's world of non-stop special forces action. Developed by Jar Head Games and published by ValuSoft, Elite Forces: Navy Seals has shipped to stores everywhere.

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"When Navy Seals players join the conflict, they will be instantly immersed in an action filled world of weapons, combat, and mayhem" said Bryan Ekman, vice president and art director, Jar Head Games. "SoundMAX SPX gave us the ability to craft a game that was not only a visual treat, but an audio experience. The unique sounds of every footstep and surface will further immerse the player in the world of Elite Forces: Navy Seals."

Elite Forces: Navy Seals places the player in a new era of world conflict, where only one team has the cunning, speed and lethal weapons to eliminate the latest enemy of the state. Gamers will arrive by sea, land and air prepared for unconventional warfare, counter-guerilla tactics and clandestine operations in the most turbulent hot spots in the world. During the action, gamers will utilize their eight weapons to battle enemy soldiers, jeeps, tanks and helicopters as they fight to recover opposition warheads, recover a spy satellite and rescue terrified hostages.

"Navy Seals is a great example of how SoundMAX SPX brings the player closer to the gaming experience," said Beth Doherty, director of business development, Analog Devices, Inc. "By applying our audio technology to their action-packed game, Jar Head and ValuSoft have delivered one of the most intense and realistic-sounding first person shooters to date."

"Partnering with Analog Devices allowed us to provide our talented development team with audio tools to create an immersive game," said Cory Johnson, vice president of development, ValuSoft. "While chasing down enemies through 10 huge 3D levels, the sounds are so realistic that players will be on the edge of their seats with every step."

About SoundMAX SPX
SoundMAX SPX is a cross-platform audio rendering solution that provides highly realistic interactive audio for game titles. Based on both physical and event modeling technologies, SoundMAX SPX alleviates the repetitive nature of sound-effects processing by using advanced audio rendering and manipulation techniques. This results in more organic sound effects that
reflect user input in real time. Developed and supported by Analog Devices' Audio Rendering Technology Center, SoundMAX SPX allows game title developers to easily create, deliver and control high-quality sounds with an unmatched
level of interactivity. SoundMAX SPX can be found on the World Wide Web at www.audioforgames.com.

About Analog Devices
Analog Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, and employs approximately 8,800 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.

About Jar Head Games
Jar Head Games is a cutting edge game development studio focused on creating quality mass market titles. Based in Vancouver, BC, Jar Head Games designs and develops games based off original content. Jar Head Games can be found
on the World Wide Web at www.jarheadgames.com.


About ValuSoft
ValuSoft, Inc., is a leading global publisher and distributor of consumer-priced software. Based in suburban Minneapolis, MN, ValuSoft markets a wide variety of interactive entertainment and productivity software to the mass-market audience. ValuSoft can be found on the World Wide Web at www.valusoft.com.

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