on Wednesday announced the release of the Torque Game Engine v1.4, an updated version of its engine for making 3D games. The new version — a free update for registered developers — features enhancements including superior support for the Mac.
Torque Game Engine is a multi platform game technology that’s been used to develop titles including Marble Blast, Orbz, ThinkTanks and Dark Horizons: Lore. In its fifth year of release, the game features advanced rendering capabilities, skeletal animation support, drag-and-drop GUI creation and a built-in world editor. It also features scripting, geometry, particle effects and more. It costs US$495 to register, or $100 for developers making less than $250,000 annually.
New to this release is integrated Unicode font rendering, enhanced map2dif interiors, better support for Mac OS X and support for the Theora video codec.
Also new to this release are enhancements to the localization process and simpler interaction with the GUI and World editors using a new integrated graphical tree-view.
GarageGames notes that version 1.4 will be the last free update to the Torque Game Engine.