Autodesk Acquires Scaleform Corp., Provider of User-interface Solutions
Recently, Autodesk began expanding its games portfolio through the addition of middleware and other games technologies in response to a growing industry need for more efficient, integrated solutions for game content creation.
Scaleform's flagship product, Scaleform GFx, enables development teams to implement game UIs and other content easily using the popular design tool Adobe Flash. It also comprises tools and middleware designed to help developers take full advantage of the 3D hardware acceleration capabilities of most popular game devices. Scaleform GFx is typically used to create game menu UIs, in-game heads-up displays (HUDs), animated textures, and mini games, and even full casual and mobile games.