Ryse: Son of Rome, Crytek’s exhilarating next-gen title, has earned itself a prestigious SIGGRAPH award for Best Real-Time Graphics.
Ryse was released last November for Xbox One, and has impressed players and press around the world with its groundbreaking visuals. During the game’s development there was a special emphasis on realistic characters and immersive story-telling; all of which helped to catch the eye of SIGGRAPH's judging panel and earn Ryse a top spot in their Computer Animation Festival awards.
SIGGRAPH is the leading annual festival on computer graphics and interactive techniques, and is running this year from 10 August, 2014 until 14 August, 2014 in the Vancouver Convention Center, Canada.
Crytek will be attending SIGGRAPH 2014 and sharing more on the techniques that brought Ryse to life through a series of presentations. These include:
- Monday, August 11, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Advances in Real-Time Rendering in Games
- Wednesday, August 13, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Asset production in Ryse: Son of Rome
- Wednesday, August 13, 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Real-Time Geometry Caches
In addition, from Monday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 13, Ryse will feature in the Electronic Theater – an eclectic showcase of the finest work in computer graphics from the past 12 months. For full details on Crytek's participation at SIGGRAPH, visit the official Crytek blog.
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii UTM, Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, iOS and Android using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.
The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.