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