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Jun 21, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Eugene, Ore.-based GarageGames doesn't just benefit from the open source philosophy, it embraces it--an odd thing for a company in an industry that traditionally thrives on closed technology and secrets, and where marketers often dictate development. On April 20 GarageGames released the Torque Network Library (TNL) technology behind the Torque Game Engine's multiplayer network code under the GPL license.

"GarageGames was founded in 1999, the product of discussions that began even before games industry pioneer Dynamix closed its doors following the release of Tribes 2. Veteran game developers Mark Frohnmayer, Rick Overman, and Tim Gift joined longtime games visionary and Dynamix founder Jeff Tunnel in creating this new company, built around the idea of opening the source code for the engine powering Tribes 2 and offering it to the public for a small fee..."

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