Stereoscopic 3D using red/cyan anaglyph glasses is a neat gimmick employed by
new Mac-exclusive game Nanosaur 2. The developer liked the effect so much that he’s refitted two older releases with new updates that support the technology: Last week Otto Matic got the 3D treatment, and this week Bugdom 2 gets the same effect.
“There are some really cool ‘in-your-face’ 3D effects in Bugdom 2 which are just amazing with the 3D glasses on,” remarked Pangea Software President Brian Greenstone.
Pangea’s games have been “3D” — utilizing OpenGL to render 3D graphics — for some time. But with Nanosaur 2’s release, Greenstone decided to employ stereoscopic 3D graphics by supporting anaglyph effects. Most users, when looking at the images through a pair of glasses tinted with red and cyan films, see the images with a stereoscopic depth of field. The technique has been used for decades in 3D movies and comic books. Pangea includes two such sets of glasses in the boxed version of Nanosaur 2, although you can
buy them separately
if you wish.
The Bugdom 2 update is free for any registered users of Bugdom 2, and is ready for download from
the Web site.