by David Coombes, posted Dec 10 2014

Is your game built on a cross platform engine like Unity or Unreal Engine? Does your game support gamepads? Have you made an Android build? You might be surprised at how easy porting to Android is. A modern Android device like the SHIELD tablet has a powerful quad core CPU, a modern, precise, fully featured GPU and 2GB of RAM. This means that in many respects, it is equivalent or superior to a previous generation console. Because of this, many games can be deployed with little or...

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by Andrew Edelsten, posted Dec 10 2014

Android 5.0 "Lollipop" a month on: the OS sets the high bar for a mobile OS and the Nexus 9 shines but there are some pitfalls for developers. If you're getting reports of crashes on Lollipop, be sure to check out these potential gotchas! The Google Nexus 9 tablet is built with the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 64 bit mobile processor and SHIELD tablet 8 was one of the first Android devices to receive the Lollipop OTA. To ensure the best user experience for these two important products, NVIDIA...

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by Johnny Costello, posted Dec 10 2014

The latest FarCry 4 patch packs more NVIDIA Gameworks technology into the game with the addition of NVIDIA HairWorks. This tech was used to add simulated fur to most of the animals that populate the living world of Far Cry 4. The animals of Kyrat now look even more realistic to deliver a more immersive gameplay experience to the player. This is especially apparent when more than three animals are shown on-screen at the same time. Keep an eye out for wolf packs taking down prey!   There...

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by Monier Maher, posted Dec 09 2014

PhysX FleX is a particle based simulation technique for real-time visual effects. Traditionally, visual effects are made using a combination of elements created using specialized solvers for rigid bodies, fluids, clothing, etc. Because FLEX uses a unified particle representation for all object types, it enables new effects where different simulated substances can interact with each other seamlessly. So far we showed examples for rigid body stacking, particle piles, soft bodies and fluids. In...

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by Jiayuan Zhu, posted Dec 04 2014

At the “NVIDIA Game Festival (NGF)” held in Shanghai, China, we presented several games utilizing NVIDIA GameWorks technology, including the upcoming Kung Fu game ”King of Wushu”. The game is build on CryEngine and makes use of NVIDIA HairWorks and PhysX Clothing for a more realistic look and feel.    NVIDIA HairWorks in “King of Wushu” One of the highlights of the video is the first warrior’s fur shawl. Traditionally, artists would place a...

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