A cutting edge product on the middleware market, Geomerics' Enlighten allows cinematic effects such as real-time radiosity (light reflecting naturally off of objects and onto other objects). Enlighten allows artists to concentrate more on creating a mood than watching a rendering progress bar, and players also benefit with greater performance and a more natural look and feel in-game. EVE will be the first game to feature this product, and you can see a demo of Enlighten in action in this exclusive video from EVE FanFest 2008.

Also, be sure to check out our EVE Enlightened article for more info on how Enlighten will help EVE artists create a more cinematic feel.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.