Winner of the 2008 Frontline Award for Best Audio Tool, Firelight Technologies Programmer's API is a library for the creation and playback of interactive audio. If you've played Call of Duty: World at War
, or World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
, then you've heard FMOD at work. Those are all big-wig titles, though. What about the little guys? Well, GarageGames -- makers of the Torque series of (likewise) Frontline award-winning game development tools -- is now partnering with Firelight to give the whole shebang to developers at the comely price of $99. That's exactly it: All Torque developers will now be getting FMOD in the package, all for under a Bennie.
"Firelight has been supporting the indie community for ten years now. We're happy to partner with GarageGames, who has a like-minded attitude," said CEO of Firelight Technologies Brett Paterson.
Torque has been used to develop titles like Marble Blast Ultra
, Fallen Empire: Legions
, and Penny Arcade Adventures
. Getting these two companies together isn't exactly
like getting the Gate Keeper and the Key Master together, but it ain't half bad.