Ringling College Becomes First to License CryENGINE 2®

    Ringling College Becomes First to License CryENGINE 2®

    Ringling College recently became the first higher education institution in the world to acquire a license to use Crytek’s award-winning CryENGINE 2® middleware for educational purposes. This addition to the learning environment for Game Art & Design majors is tremendous, says Department Head Jim McCampbell: “No other game engine comes close to offering the visual fidelity of the CryENGINE 2®, which can produce the kind of high-quality near-photorealistic output in real time that until now required expensive render farms days, or even weeks, to generate.” Remarking on the agreement, College President Dr. Larry Thompson said, “We view this as a validation of the exceptional and innovative academic program we have created here and feel privileged to have Crytek as one of our newest business partners. Our student body consists of amazingly gifted young artists, animators and designers, and our job is to prepare them to take their place in a future where computer games, 3D graphics and computer animations may well become the overwhelmingly dominant commercial and creative art form. They deserve to work with the very best visual tools currently available.”