Winner of 10 E3 awards, HAWKEN is a Free-to-Play online FPS developed by Adhesive Games. Built using the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), it features giant robots fighting in ruined futuristic cities. HAWKEN uses PhysX particles and APEX Turbulence to create a more immersive and realistic experience for the player. We talked to Johnny Costello of the NVIDIA PhysX Art Team to find out how it was done.
Winner of 10 E3 awards, HAWKEN is a Free-to-Play online FPS developed by Adhesive. Built using the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), it features giant robots fighting in a ruined city. The video below shows a HAWKEN demo level that we showed at GDC 2013 and other events. We designed it from the ground up to be completely destructible and support multiplayer. We used APEX Destruction to create buildings with walls that crumble, leaving thousands of GPU rigid bodies strewn about the level. Here...
We know that GDC is a hectic time, and there is a lot of competition for your time when it comes to the many sessions at GDC. I'd like to suggest you hang out with us tomorrow in our sponsored sessions in the West Hall, Room 2002, as we have one of the best lineups we've had in years. Lets look at the lineup and you'll see why. 10am-11am: NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 3.0 - Catzilla Engine Development in DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2
Yesterday’s keynote from Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, showcased a lot of impressive technology and demos. We encourage you to watch the complete video below to see all the great announcements, but we would like to specifically call out the announcement of the NVIDIA WaveWorks, the real-time Beaufort Scale ocean simulation which was demonstrated during the keynote (the 7:45 mark if you don’t want to wait).
The purpose of this article is to discuss how to incorporate GPU accelerated effects into a project without negatively impacting the overall performance and framerate of a game. The key to making this work is to run all visual effects independently of the main game thread and rendering pipeline. While the concept is simple, as always, the devil is in the details and there are a lot of things to consider to make this work properly.