CMU Portugal inRes Startup Sceelix is now on Steam

Sceelix joined CMU Portugal inRes Program in 2015 CMU Portugal inRes Startup Sceelix is now on Steam

inRes 2015 Sceelix on Steam Sceelix launches their software today on Steam, one of the largest digital content distribution services worldwide, with over 125 million active participants. The Porto based startup, Sceelix, was one of the teams participating in the 2015 edition of inRes. According to Sceelix’s website, their software allows the user to create complete and unique 3D scenes, with terrains, vegetation, cities, and other elements, in an efficient and manageable way. It has a powerful procedural engine and an intuitive visual node-based editor that can automatically generate any kind of scene elements, from 3D models and textures to game physics and behaviors.

For now, the software is only available in the Early Access format and the 1.0 version release is slated for late 2016.

“We chose to release this early version because the users’ feedback and validation is key to determine the best way forward,” states Francisco Rebello de Andrade, co-founder of Sceelix. “This is a great opportunity for potential buyers to obtain the software at an affordable price, as we anticipate we will change our pricing strategy with the launch of the 1.0 version, to a subscription-based scheme.”

The videogame Hyper Gods, from the Porto based videogame studio Ground Control Studios, will be the first big name videogame where part of the scenery was generated with Sceelix’s software. The game is expected to debut at the end of September 2016 also on Steam.

Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, offering digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming and social networking services. It is estimated that as of 2009, Steam had a 70% share of the digital distribution market for video games.

inRes, short for “in Residence”, is a very early stage acceleration program for entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies in Portugal. Organized by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, inRes provides a training period in Portugal, followed by a seven-week structured immersion in the U.S., anchored at Carnegie Mellon University, including six weeks in Pittsburgh and a week in Silicon Valley.

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