San Francisco - Havok, a provider of interactive software and services to digital creators in the games and movie industries, is offering the PC version of its award-winning physics and animation software product, Havok Complete, for download free of charge.
Available for non-commercial use, Havok Complete for the PC will be freely downloadable in May 2008. Havok's core platform, Havok Complete combines the Havok Physics engine and Havok Animation, the company's character animation solution. Havok Complete features technology used in more than 200 games.
By making Havok Complete for the PC freely downloadable, Havok will further build on its leading position by completely removing the barriers to entry for the large number of independent developers, academic institutions, and enthusiasts in the PC space. Havok has entered into an agreement with Intel, Havok's parent company, under which approved game developers on the PC platform can execute a commercial distribution license with Havok for free. With the free PC download of Havok Complete, Havok enables broad non-commercial development use for artists and engineers around the world, which Havok believes will boost creative game development throughout the industry.
In addition to the PC software download, Havok also unveiled two new software products, Havok Cloth and Havok Destruction, at this year's Game Developers Conference. Havok Cloth and Destruction provide artists with dramatically increased control over interactive cloth and destructible objects within games. The company also announced several new features and enhancements across its modular suite of run-time technology and artist tools.