Hardware

 

Intel
Auran is a member of the Intel developer program and a registered Intel Solution Provider.

 

Creative Labs
Auran is a member of the Creative Labs registered developer program.

Immersion
Auran is a member of the Immersion registered developer program.


Graphics



nVIDIA, ATi, Matrox and 3DLabs
Auran is a registered developer with nVIDIA, ATi, Matrox and 3DLabs and works closely with all to ensure Auran Jet's 3D rendering takes full advantage of the latest graphics hardware.




 

Software

 

discreet
Auran are members of discreet's developer program and Auran Jet includes mesh and animation exporters for 3ds studio max. Auran has worked closely with discreet to build a relationship and make Trainz one of the first gmax ready games.

 


Alias|Wavefront
Auran are registered developers with Alias|Wavefront and Auran Jet includes mesh and animation plug-in exporters for Maya.

 

Microsoft DirectX
Auran is registered developer for the Microsoft DirectX beta program.

 

Affiliations

 

Nanyang Polytechnic
On 11th March 1999, Auran signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. The memorandum is a significant achievement for an Australian Information Technology Company and is the result of nearly three years of discussions which were initiated by the National Computer Board of Singapore. The National Computer Board has been actively looking for suitable computer game development houses to establish a computer games industry in Singapore.

 

AIMIA
Auran is a member of the Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association.

 


University of Queensland

Auran has begun preliminary negotiations for a strategic relationship with the Key Centre for Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology at UQ. The relationship with the Centre will be based on a number of Ph.D. scholarships provided by Auran to encourage docorate research into computer games. Ph.D. students will have access to Auran facilities and will provide input to Auran's game designs. The Centre will provide training courses in cognitive learning, and will supervise honours and Ph.D. students in game related projects. Auran hopes to expand the scholarships across several related disciplines at the University.

 

The BIG Weekend
The BIG Weekend is an indoor games convention held annually in Brisbane.

 

AusIndustry
Auran is the recipient of a $A2.048million R&D START Grant from AusIndustry. AusIndustry is the Commonwealth Government's central point for business assistance and information. On 6th October 2000, Prof. Ashley Goldsworthy, representing the Federal Government's IR&D Board, presented Auran with a certificate of achievement upon the launch of Auran Jet Beta 1. The R&D Start program, available to Australian companies, is a merit-based program designed to assist Australian industry to undertake research and development (R&D) and commercialisation through a range of grants and loans.

 

 


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