Havok lets Anarchy reign – free mobile 3D game production engine revealed

23 May 2013

Dublin-headquartered games software company Havok has taken the wraps off Project Anarchy, its new end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine.

Havok is making the production engine free across the leading mobile development platforms without commercial restrictions on company size or revenue.

Project Anarchy will include Havok’s Vision Engine together with access to Havok’s suite of physics, animation and AI tools used in franchises such as Skyrim, Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted and Skylanders.

The free download will also include game samples and tutorials to help the mobile development community hit the ground running.

Havok CEO David Coghlan said: “We’re consistently amazed by what the AAA industry creates with our technology and we’re really delighted to be able to offer these professional grade tools to mobile developers for free and we look forward to supporting the mobile game development community to make some stunning games with the technology over the next few years.”

Havok will launch an online community to proactively promote and support developers through all stages of production via a dedicated Project Anarchy website to encourage free sharing and collaborative development of extensions and customisations by the community.

Recently added to the list of free-to-ship platforms for Project Anarchy is Tizen. Tizen is an open-source, stands-based operating system supported by leading mobile operators and hardware manufacturers for devices including smartphones, tablets, netbooks and connected devices, including smart TVs.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years