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FaceFX® and Rocketbox Power Software With Realistic Talking Characters

March 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO , Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Rocketbox Studios and OC3 Entertainment will demonstrate their combined technologies at the 2012 Game Developers Conference. OC3 Entertainment’s FaceFX software will drive Rocketbox Complete Characters HD stock 3D models with realistic animation data generated from audio files.

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The combined offering will make it affordable and easy to create animated dialogue sequences. Developers will be able to jumpstart production with high-quality 3D characters pre-rigged for facial animation. Effective immediately, the integration will be made available free of charge to mutual customers of OC3 Entertainment and Rocketbox Studios.

“The bar continues to rise for facial animation in games,” says Doug Perkowski, CEO of OC3 Entertainment. “By combining FaceFX and Rocketbox technologies, indie games and blockbuster titles alike can meet that challenge without breaking the bank.”

“Game developers are looking for a complete solution for creating realistic talking characters,” says Markus Wojcik, CEO of Rocketbox Studios. “The partnership between OC3 Entertainment and Rocketbox Studios makes it easier than ever to create games that are rich with spoken content.”

Rocketbox characters being driven by FaceFX software will be showcased at GDC booths #716 (FaceFX) and #1604-N (Rocketbox Studios).

About FaceFX

FaceFX (www.facefx.com) is an advanced facial animation solution unique in its ability to liberate artists from the complexities of creating realistic dialogue and emotive characters. FaceFX can be used to animate characters by hand or generate lip-synchronization and speech gesture data automatically from pre-recorded audio. FaceFX can be integrated with any game engine or facial animation pipeline. For a list of games using FaceFX, see www.facefx.com/game-titles.

About Rocketbox

Rocketbox Studios GmbH is an art studio that is specialized in 3D characters and animations, offering model libraries of highly realistic animated human characters and animals. The assets are optimized for real-time applications like simulations, games and virtual worlds as well as for rendering. Rocketbox is also available for creation of custom 3D Graphics and Motion Capturing – the company was founded in 2003 and is located in Hanover, Germany. More information about Rocketbox Libraries is available at www.rocketbox-libraries.com – for Rocketbox Studios’ corporate website, please visit www.rocketbox.de.

FaceFX is a registered trademark of OC3 Entertainment. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Doug Perkowski of OC3 Entertainment, +1-919-727-9624, info@oc3ent.com

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