June 27, 2006

Rocksteady Studios chooses Perforce to manage development of console games

UK-based Rocksteady Studios is using Perforce Software's Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management (SCM) System, to manage its digital assets during the development of video games for current and next-generation
game consoles. Rocksteady has most recently used Perforce to manage development of the PlayStation2 and Xbox title, Urban Chaos: Riot Response, which was released in Europe last month.

Perforce's branching capabilities manage parallel development. Branches are created from the main codeline when new features or fixes are undertaken. Perforce enables developers to selectively propagate individual changes between code branches, ensuring that unstable features or fixes are not propagated, and that stable builds can be produced early and often. In addition, Perforce provides easy access to project and file history,
enabling Rocksteady managers to quickly view and report on a project's progress.

Perforce is a tool that tracks and manages software development for small and large enterprises. Perforce seamlessly handles distributed development and supports developers across more than 50 operating systems. the software ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.