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Beenox Unveils 'The VATZ' - First Screens

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT

Beenox inc. announced today that their new upcoming title, The VATZ, would be shown for the first time at this year Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, booth #6035. The VATZ is a massive action/strategy game powered by the company’s latest 3D technology, the Goliath engine. Featuring intense 3rd-person game play and multiple twisted storylines in a completely original world brought to life by stunning state-of-the-art 3D graphics, The VATZ is sure to offer a unique experience to the gamers out there.

"The VATZ design is so impressive that we needed a technology equally powerful," stated Dee Brown, president and founder of Beenox. "In the past several months, we put the best we got in developing a 3D engine that would have everything a gamer may expect and more: Goliath was born."

Goliath includes such features as an advanced physic engine, open-ended logic architecture, real-time shadows and lighting, ultra-customizable particle systems, level of detail rendering, animation interpolation, animation morphing and blending as well as video card-specific features and optimizations such as vertex and pixel shaders on the GeForce 3.


Beenox Inc. is a game development studio based in Quebec (Canada) specialized in creating innovative technology for personal computer platforms and game consoles. All the Beenox team has cumulated years of experience in the gaming industry with titles published on such platforms as the Macintosh, Windows, Dreamcast, and Playstation 1 and 2 (like Bugs Bunny Lost in Time from Infogrames and The Grinch from Universal Studios). Since its foundation in May 2000, the company has delivered the highly acclaimed Coldstone Game Engine and the adventure game Pillars of Garendall, made with it. Beenox has also helped in the development of the great 3D racing game Cro-Mag Rally, which has been bundled with the iMacs all over the globe for over a year.

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