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Embarcadero's C++Builder(R) XE3 Selected by Web Technology Corp. to Deliver Animation Software for Windows and Mac OS X

C++Builder's Robust Multi-Platform Component Architecture Meets Development Team Need for Windows and Mac OS X Support With Multi-Language Localization

TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. today announced that its C++Builder® XE3, a C++ RAD and visual development environment, was selected by Web Technology Corp. as the development software for the latest version of its OPTPiX SpriteStudio, an animation and UI generation tool for consumer smartphone games. The latest version of OPTPiX SpriteStudio is slated for delivery in April 2013.

OPTPiX SpriteStudio has been used for animation development in a variety of popular games since its launch in 2005, including "Mushroom Garden Deluxe." Recently the game industry has witnessed an increase in the development of games targeting smartphones and tablet PCs, and Mac OS X has been widely used as a game development environment. As a result, there is a growing need for game production support tools supporting not only Windows but also Mac OS X.

"As we evaluated other solutions, none of them had the functionality we needed," said Yoshiaki Hashimoto of the R&D Group at Web Technology. "When we learned that C++Builder was now able to support Mac OS X, we evaluated it. In less than a week, we knew for certain it would meet our needs as we built the new version of OPTPiX SpriteStudio."

Web Technology selected C++Builder XE3 over five other tools they evaluated. Primary reasons for the selection of Embarcadero's technology include:

  • Windows and Mac OS with one codebase: C++Builder XE3 is the only RAD development tool able to develop native applications for several platforms from one codebase.
  • Leveraged investment: Web Technology can make maximum use of its C++ resources, such as its programs written in C++ and numerous C++ proficient engineers.
  • Vendor stability: C++Builder XE3 is a primary product of Embarcadero with proactive updates and support.

It was also significant that C++Builder allowed a rapid response to user needs for feature enhancements. FireMonkey, a multi-platform component architecture provided with C++Builder, enabled the development of flexible software with high quality visual effects, coupled with support for both Windows and Mac OS.

With this latest version of their software, Web Technology can not only provide support for Mac OS X, but also release the English version to meet overseas development needs without significant investment. Plans also include expanding sales to broader targets.

"We are providing the game industry with tools to develop game software," said Terumasa Kodaka, president of Web Technology. "Just as they want to concentrate on developing games, we want to concentrate on developing tools for games, and we don't want to spend time building user interfaces. By using C++Builder, we can focus on our primary job with RAD's high productivity, while using our existing C++ source code resources."

About OPTPiX SpriteStudio

OPTPiX SpriteStudio is a tool to generate sprite animation data with drag and drop and keyframe style intuitive interfaces, binary output of animation data, and support for highly readable and versatile XML formats. OPTPiX SpriteStudio has been used at various game production sites such as consumer games and smartphone applications. The latest version, which is set for release in April 2013, will support both Windows and Macintosh OS, and also data output from HTML5, Unity, a multi-platform game engine, Cocos2d-x, and CoronaSDK. In addition to the Japanese version, there are also plans to release an English version.

Product Name: OPTPiX SpriteStudio®
Launch: April, 2013
Specifications:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8 / 7 / Vista
    • CPU: Intel® Core2 Duo 2GHz
    • GPU: OpenGL Version 2.1,VRAM 512MB
    • Memory: 2GB
  • OS (Macintosh): OSX 10.7 (Lion)
    • CPU: IntelR Core2 Duo 2GHz
    • GPU: OpenGL Version 2.1,VRAM 256MB
    • Memory: 2GB

About C++Builder

Embarcadero C++Builder XE3 is the only native multi-device C++ development solution for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X. C++Builder XE3 enables C++ developers to target Windows and Mac desktops, laptops, Slates and tablets including Surface Pro with a single C++ codebase.

About Web Technology

Tokyo-based Web Technology Corp. is an independent software development company that provides game development tools and image processing services for mobile devices. Founded in 1991, Web Technology has been providing customers with values such as high-quality color reduction technology as its core product by taking customer feedback into serious consideration. Especially in the game industry, the OPTPiX imésta series, image optimization software, is highly esteemed for its high image quality and is used by almost all game publishers in Japan. In addition, Web Technology is now providing Japanese, English, and Korean versions of ComiPo!, its manga generation software, and has received positive feedback. With the latest version of OPTPiX SpriteStudio, a sprite animation data generation tool developed with C++Builder, the company will start its full-scale entry into overseas markets. Find out more about Web Technology at www.webtech.co.jp/eng/spritestudio/.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. www.embarcadero.com

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