(Los Angeles, California--May 23, 2012) Gaikai Inc., the innovative cloud gaming service, announced today that it has signed a strategic deal with Autodesk, Inc. to enable the use of Autodesk® Scaleform® user interface (UI) solution within the Gaikai open cloud platform. Gaikai will leverage key elements of Scaleform and Adobe® Flash® within the Gaikai platform to deliver industry-leading UI implementations across a wide range of entertainment devices.
The combination of Scaleform and Flash greatly simplifies the process of UI design. As part of the deal, Gaikai can use the technology to enable innovative ways for its partners to create and manage their own custom assets for the client front end, storefront and all realtime communication with gamers.
“Gaikai is designed for game developers, publishers and platform partners to deliver the highest quality interactive experiences to any screen on any device, even if the games are impossible to run locally,” said Gaikai’s CEO David Perry. “We needed to make everything incredibly flexible and Scaleform middleware’s ease of use and outstanding performance allows our partners to have rich user interface experiences on par with their high-end AAA content.”
“We are pleased that Gaikai selected Scaleform to power the UI in their world-class cloud gaming platform,” stated Marc Stevens, Autodesk vice president of product management. “We are excited to see the user experiences that Gaikai and their platform partners develop, as they make video games accessible to a much wider audience than they are today.”
Used in well over 1,000 video game titles across major gaming platforms, Autodesk Scaleform middleware enables developers to leverage the power of the Adobe Flash toolset to create powerful and immersive user interfaces. Development is streamlined by empowering artists to create and rapidly iterate assets using the Adobe toolset with little programming support which can result in decreased labor costs and improved time to market.
Gaikai has spent over three years building the fastest interactive cloud network in the world, instantly capable of delivering cutting-edge games without the need for any extra custom hardware or software. Coupled with relationships with the top video game and development partners around the world, Gaikai is capable of delivering a broad catalog of the world’s most exciting games straight to consumers across the web including social networks like Facebook or on any Internet connected device including televisions, set-top boxes and tablets.