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Immersion brings Haptic Muse preview app to Android game developers

Immersion brings Haptic Muse preview app to Android game developers
Phil Tottman

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Devices / Android / July 12th 2013 at 4:29PM

124 free pre-designed effects available to try on Google Play.

Haptic Muse effects is free as a preview on Google Play as part of the company's Haptic SDK developer tool kit.

The free app contains 124 pre-designed haptic effects in a gaming context for app developers to try out, giving them the opportunity to enhance their Android games with the touch responsive vibrating tactile effects.

The library of effects is built around games that are most commonly played such as sports, transportation, combat and casino. 

Developers can select items and watch, feel and hear exactly what they do enabling them to choose the best effects for their apps.

Suzanne Nguyen, director of developer marketing at Immersion, said: "We designed the Haptic Muse app as a way to provide both experienced and new game developers with a fun, interactive tool to assess which tactile effects work best for their games as well as to illustrate the capabilities of integrating video, audio and haptics."

The free app gives the developers a chance to see if the service is beneficial to their apps without having to worry about expense.

Its services are already used by Unity, Marmalade and YoYo who has said that the tool creates more powerful and engaging games.

SEGA also use the tools in its Sonic the Hedgehog 4 game, to simulate the crescendo as Sonic powers up and as he hits launch pads.

 

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