is best known for its own shareware games like Helix, Android, Drip Drop and others. The company is now offering its own game engine, called
PTK, for licensing to other game developers.
PTK is a multiplatform game engine suited for creating games on both Mac OS X and Windows. It’s built around OpenGL-accelerated hardware, according to the developers, and could be used to create 3D multiplatform games with OpenGL.
The engine is suited for beginner and advanced programmers alike, according to the developers, requiring a “very basic knowledge” of C++ (and a C++ compiler). In addition to Mac and Windows support, Phelios plans to support Linux.
Phelios plans upgrades to PTK including a gaming network library and a Webcam image grabbing library. “These two libraries combined will enable players to see and be seen by their opponents while playing games — an issue that appears to be pushing the technology envelope,” said Phelios.
PTK costs US$5 to download. Developers who want to use the software after downloading it are then required to pay a license fee that scales depending on the scope of the project. More details are available from the Web site.