Havok Announces Acquisition of Rocketbox

Havok Underlines Commitment to Simulation Space with Investment in Leading Provider of High-Quality 3D Character Libraries

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Havok™, a leader in real-time simulation development and 3D visualization technology, today announced that it has acquired Rocketbox Studios GmbH, the leading provider of high-quality 3D character models and animations to the training and simulation community. Rocketbox’s product offering comprises diverse libraries of high-quality fully-rigged character models combined with compatible high-fidelity animation libraries. The Rocketbox content is easily customizable and optimized for runtime display. The full range of Rocketbox content can be found at www.rocketbox-libraries.com.

Havok’s technology offers a complete 3D visualization development toolkit and the addition of Rocketbox’s premium content will enable simulation customers to build highly realistic interactive virtual simulations in a cost-effective manner.

“Havok’s technologies have been gaining significant traction in the simulation market and we are very pleased to be making this investment to expand our solution,” said David Coghlan, Managing Director of Havok. “This acquisition reinforces Havok’s overall strategy in the simulation space of empowering simulation customers to cost-effectively build highly immersive virtual simulations. We believe that the combination of Havok’s latest cutting-edge 3D technologies combined with Rocketbox’s flexible and reusable high-quality content offers a truly unique solution for training and simulation.”

“Rocketbox and Havok fit together perfectly,” said Markus Wojcik, Founder of Rocketbox. “We are thrilled about the success story Rocketbox Libraries has become and we look forward to continue it together with our customers and with Havok. Joining forces will additionally elevate our solution to a higher level, being able to extend and combine it with the capabilities of Havok's superb technology. This will allow us to improve visual quality and realism even more, and also make it easier for developers to adopt and integrate our content.”

For further information, please visit www.havoksimulation.com.

About Havok

Havok™, an Intel® company, was founded in 1998 and is a leading provider of simulation and 3D visualization technologies. With a dedicated business division to serve the military and simulation industry, and close collaborations with leading technology partners in the space, Havok strives to deliver best-in-class solutions, support, and professional services and ensure the success of simulation projects for its customers and partners. With over 12 years serving the commercial games arena, Havok is battle-hardened and well adept to accommodating the most demanding technology requirements. Havok’s portfolio of technologies are fully scalable and optimized for performance to allow integrators to develop interactive, high-fidelity simulation environments in less time, with less risk, and at a lower cost than virtually any other alternative method. Havok has offices in the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Asia.

About Rocketbox

Rocketbox Studios GmbH is a German art studio that is specialized in 3D characters and animations, offering libraries of highly realistic and animated 3d content. Rocketbox is the creator of the well-known "Rocketbox Libraries" solution, consisting of 3d models and animations which are available for licensing and ready to use in real-time simulations, virtual worlds, games or in pre-rendered visualization. The Rocketbox product line is being continuously developed further, with the latest release being "Complete Characters HD" featuring sophisticated virtual humans that include facial animation rigs.

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Contacts

fortyseven communications
Brian Rubin / Cecilia Sandoval
212-391-4707 / 323-658-1200
brian@fortyseven.com / cecilia@fortyseven.com