Ringling College Licenses CryENGINE 2

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In the pursuit of higher education, Florida's Ringling College of Art and Design has licensed Crytek's CryENGINE 2 middleware. The initial participant in Crytek's educational licensing program, Ringling is the first academic institution to implement CryENGINE 2 into its curriculum.

"We are thrilled Crytek has chosen Ringling College as its inaugural partner for educational licensing," said Ringling president Dr. Larry Thompson. "We view this CryENGINE 2 agreement as a validation of the exceptional and innovative academic program we have created here and feel privileged to have Crytek as one of our newest business partners."

"The ranks of the Ringling alumni reads like a who's who of the computer graphics world, as do the companies they work for," noted Crytek director Faruk Yerli. "Our own director of animation is an alumnus, which shows you how highly we regard their graduates."

"Now that Ringling will be training their students using our engine and tools," he continued, "we look forward in the coming years to welcoming even more future graduate game designers and animators to our employ, as will the ever growing list of companies who have chosen to license the CryENGINE 2 for their own productions.”

CryENGINE 2 is utilized in Crytek's upcoming PC shooter Crysis and Paleo Entertainment's futuristic mob shooter Merchants of Brooklyn as well as MMOs from Reloaded Studios, MindArk, XMLGames and Avatar Reality.

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    September 17, 2007 12:52 PM

    Heh, the only Ringling I'd ever heard of was of course, Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus. I just kept trying to imagine what a bunch of clowns (literally!) were going to be doing with a sophisticated shooter graphics engine.

    How many exploded clowns can you fit in a SM 3.0 mapped VW Bug?

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      September 17, 2007 1:08 PM

      It was founded by that same John Ringling. And there is a clown school, too. Its named Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and is also in Sarasota, FL.

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        September 17, 2007 1:12 PM

        And, damn, some of the computer animation projects in the portfolio section are amazing.

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      September 17, 2007 1:31 PM

      wow you are the first person to ever come up with that connection!

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        September 17, 2007 5:06 PM

        Yet sadly, you're the billionth person to act like an asshole on the Internet.