are using this week’s E3 Expo to debut their game porting technology, which they say enables Windows-based games to be simultaneously or released onto multiple platforms including Mac OS.
Reengineering source code to run on multiple platforms is an enormously time-consuming and potentially expensive endeavor, said TransGaming president and COO Vikas Gupta. “What other companies can accomplish in two years of re-engineering, our technology can accomplish within two months,” said Gupta.
The technology is based on a translation and optimization product developed by Transitive called Dynamite, according to Transitive president and CEO John Graham. “We are delighted to collaborate with TransGaming to expand their product market,” said Graham.
TransGaming works with companies like Electronic Arts, Linux maker MandrakeSoft and copy protection company MacroVision to produce software portability solutions. The company shipped an optimized Linux version of EA’s popular game “The Sims” eight weeks after getting the source code.
E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, runs through Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif.