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Snapdragon supports stunning 3D graphics in new Godfire mobile game

Mar 30, 2015

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Reviewers have already been plenty impressed by Godfire: Rise of Prometheus—lauding its visuals as “gorgeous” and “graphically deluxe.” But now, with an update to the Android version of the epic action-adventure game, Vivid Games is pushing the barriers of mobile graphics to the bleeding edge. The full range of enhanced visual effects in this update are supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and are currently exclusive to the Nexus 6 smartphone, with plans to bring Godfire to devices powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor as well, as they become commercially available

Godfire follows the titan Prometheus as he defies the gods and goes to search for the mysterious and powerful Godfire Spark, a tool that will allow him to save mankind. Along the way, the game’s detailed mythic landscapes are dotted with nightmarish monsters and richly drawn characters.

Nexus 6 users will be among the first to experience the battle and action scenes crafted by Academy Award–nominated design studio, Platige Image, with more realistic character movement and in-game effects. In those sequences—and throughout gameplay—the Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU supports the graphical enhancements through the use of advanced rendering techniques, including dynamic hardware tessellation and displacement mapping.

Vivid Games also implemented other graphics techniques, which work together to create incredibly lifelike scenes and details. Depth of field, for instance, brings objects into focus as they approach in the frame, just as they would in real life. And the bloom shading effect bleeds light onto the edges of the frame to emphasize and dramatize disasters like explosions.

The developer added a new Cloud Play feature to the game for all Android users. So now all players have access to the Android-exclusive content, including dozens of new quests to earn rewards, do battle in a new dynamic survival arena, or experiment with a Time Attack mode.

Nexus 6 owners can download the Snapdragon enhanced version of Godfire: Rise of Prometheus today for free from the Google Play store. Updates on additional devices supporting the enhanced version of the game will be announced at a later date.

Read more about how Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are supporting the latest advances in mobile gaming. Game developers can learn more about the technologies implemented, as well as an assortment of available tools, on the Qualcomm Developer Network’s mobile gaming & graphics tools and resources page.

Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Mike Yuen

Sr. Director, Business Development