Turbo Squid Officially Launches GameFlood, Unites Developers and Gamers Under Mod and Map Making Marketplace
Innovative business approach builds community of developers and gamers to extend the playability of the most popular PC titles
(New Orleans, LA – May 24,2007) - Turbo Squid, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D models, today announced that it has officially launched GameFlood, the premier destination for playing and creating add-on videogame content, including mods and maps. The new GameFlood portal and platform will dramatically improve the experience for players of add-on content, while also serving to bridge the gap between 3D modelers, add-on developers, and game publishers. GameFlood provides a secure hosting environment for playing and sharing mods and maps designed for the world’s most popular PC games, including first-person shooters, real-time strategy, and role-playing games.
Current titles supported by GameFlood include: Half-Life 2, Call of Duty 2, Battlefield 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, Counter Strike: Source, FEAR, Oblivion, and many others, as well as games from the Command & Conquer, Grand Theft Auto, Doom, Total War, Warhammer 40,000, Neverwinter Nights, and Age of Empires series. Additional modifiable titles are being added to the site on an ongoing basis.
“The launch of GameFlood is the culmination of our vision for giving PC gamers quick and easy access to world-class add-on content, while at the same time providing the tools and community that talented developers need to produce top-quality user-generated content,” said Matthew Wisdom, CEO of Turbo Squid. “GameFlood harnesses the strength of Turbo Squid’s community of artists, matches them up with developers, and provides them with resources to create mods, maps, and other cutting-edge add-on content. We’re proud to introduce this platform to address the unmet needs of the market and offer a compelling destination for all members of the gaming community.”
GameFlood has been built to benefit everyone involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of add-on game content. For gamers, GameFlood’s no-hassle, managed downloads and quality-tested catalogue of mods and maps will streamline the experience of finding and playing great new content. GameFlood provides developers with access to Turbo Squid’s extensive pool of 3D models and artists, as well as free project management and bug-tracking tools. And GameFlood is working together with publishers to facilitate partnerships with the most talented developers in the mod and mapmaking community; eventually, these partnerships will allow publishers to provide ongoing support for existing titles without having to worry about the internal commitment, expense, or administrative hassles they have come to expect. In this way, GameFlood is empowering mod and map developers to professionalize the work that they love, and helping those developers provide gamers with a steady stream of world-class content for the finest PC games in the world.
GameFlood, a division of Turbo Squid, is the premier online destination for 3D artists, developers, and gamers to create, customize and play third-party video game content. GameFlood is working to revolutionize the way that add-on content is created and played, leveraging the talents of Turbo Squid's community of artists (the largest 3D artist community in the world), helping those artists team with talented developers, and providing those teams with the tools they need to create exciting new video game experiences. To learn more about GameFlood, visit http://www.gameflood.com
Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site: www.turbosquid.com.