aoû 05 2010

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Enables One-Click 3D Publishing on Facebook® Platform

3DVIA Users Can Now Easily Share Their Online 3D Games and Applications with 500 Million Facebook Users

CONCORD, Mass. & VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, August 3, 2010 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a 3DVIA Player application that allows users to launch 3D games and other applications on Facebook Platform in just one click. The combination of Facebook Platform publishing coupled with 3DVIA’s suite of free 3D development tools, stock content and online hosting at www.3DVIA.com, enables any of 3DVIA’s more than 190,000 users to create, share and distribute playable 3D applications online and on Facebook.

“We have taken the guesswork out of launching 3D applications on Facebook Platform,” said David Laubner, VP, online product marketing, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Indie game developers invest so much time and effort developing their titles only to realize the bigger challenge is distribution. Our new, simplified process for launching 3D apps demonstrates our commitment to removing the hurdles content creators face when trying to publish their work.”

The 3DVIA Player application for Facebook takes advantage of the free 3D hosting service available to users of 3DVIA Studio, a powerful 3D development engine, and 3DVIA Scenes, an online, consumer-friendly, drag-and-drop 3D creation tool for building interactive applications. Both products publish easily to an online viewer page on 3DVIA.com equipped with a “Play on Facebook” button. Clicking this button launches the application on Facebook, which can then be shared through wall posts or a dedicated URL within the 3DVIA Player application. More advanced users can use the sample Web code and tutorial provided to embed applications directly in their own developer profiles.

An excellent example of what can be achieved using this sophisticated functionality is “Billions, Save Them All,” 3DVIA Studio’s first social game application launched on Facebook Platform today. Visit http://apps.facebook.com/playbillions to play the game or http://billions.3dvia.com for complete details on its production.

More information on 3DVIA Studio and 3DVIA Scenes can be found at:  http://www.3dvia.com/studio and http://www.3dvia.com/scenes.