The driving force behind the sequel to No One Lives Forever now delivers more features than ever.

KIRKLAND, Washington - LithTech, Inc., a leading developer of licensable game technologies and tools, announced today the release of an updated version of its advanced Jupiter system, the foundation for the highly anticipated sequel to No One Lives Forever. Jupiter now delivers an even broader range of features including a new polygrid system that supports dynamic lighting, Fresnel reflections and dynamic surface animations as well as the addition of cubic environment mapping. Other new features include an improved command editor to more easily create cinematic events and more robust support for dynamic texture effects.

The LithTech Jupiter System is a comprehensive package that arms developers and publishers wanting to "push the envelope" with the cutting-edge technology needed to create visually compelling, high-performance games. Jupiter also debuts an all-new, seriously fast 3D renderer, allowing developers to push more polygons than ever before. The Phoneme-based lip-synching with emotion modifiers creates realistic faces by supporting a wide range of expressions. Developers wanting to combine a wide array of visual effects with the latest in rendering technology must take a look at Jupiter.

"Jupiter's new features allow developers to create even more stunning visual effects," said LithTech's vice president of technology, Brian Goble. "With tools like our command editor, developers can also cultivate deeper storylines through the use of advanced cinematics. Overall, this makes Jupiter the premiere system for developers creating visually immersive, plot-driven games."

For a sneak peak at the new Jupiter feature, make sure to stop by LithTech's booth #1518 at this year's Game Developers Conference!

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Press: Contact LithTech's director of corporate communications, Paige Young, at, 425-739-1540.

About LithTech

Based in Kirkland, Washington, LithTech, Inc. is pioneering the business of technology licensing by offering a wide range of development solutions reinforced with the strength of unparalleled support. With the goal of delivering technology for multiple platforms and genres, LithTech has begun by introducing the versatile and powerful LithTech Jupiter, Talon, and Cobalt Systems. Based on some of the most highly acclaimed properties in gaming, these systems provide a broad set of technologies and tools that empower developers of 3D games and applications to focus on content creation rather than technology development. For the latest news and information on LithTech, visit: