updated 08:35 pm EST, Mon February 13, 2006
Runtime Revolution 2.7
Runtime Revolution has released Revolution 2.7, an update to its entire product line for developers and a new product, Revolution Media. The Revolution 2.7 update is available for the entire product line, including Revolution Dreamcard, Revolution Studio ($300) and Revolution Enterprise ($900). Revolution Studio and higher can compile applications for the following platforms: Windows, MacOS X, MacOS 9, Linux, Solaris and other Unix platforms. Version 2.7 brings features for object blending, twenty new new blend modes, window-level transitions, new rendering options, a new anti-aliasing graphics engine, multi-monitor support, enhanced dynamic scripting, improved printing, all-new documentation, and more.
For a limited time, Revolution Studio and higher (including upgrades) will also include D&M Constellation 2.x high performance project editor at no added cost (regularly $50). Constellation's advanced interface allows "one window" editing of almost any aspect of a Revolution project. Upgrades cost $66, (Dreamcard - for a limited time only), $200 (Studio), and $500 (Enterprise).
Runtime Revolution also announced Revolution Media, an easy-to-use, rich media development tool based on the Revolution 2.7 release. Sharing heritage with the Revolution product line, Media allows users to create solutions on a single platform (Windows or Mac OS X) and deploy on the same operating system utilizing Revolution Player. Projects are rendered against a backdrop. Ready-to-Use projects include portfolio builder, kiosk, adventure game maker and more.
"We've received extensive feedback from 2D and 3D graphics artists who want to get into interactive media but are overwhelmed with the complexity of products like Flash, or the unintuitive learning curve of a traditional language like BASIC," said Kevin Miller, CEO of Runtime Revolution, Ltd. "Media is Revolution the way you think, not forcing you to ramp up on techniques you wouldn't otherwise want to learn."