3D Gaming Debuted By China's i-Cafe Market Leader


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DDD Group plc (AIM:DDD), the 3D solutions company, announces the nationwide launch in China of Hangzhou ShunWang Technology Co., Ltd.'s (300113:Shenzhen) 3D gaming technology, incorporating DDD's TriDef 3D software, in i-Cafés throughout China.

DDD's TriDef 3D software has been integrated into ShunWang's WangWei Master Portal software for internet cafés, resulting in a new 3D gameplay option for i-Café visitors. Today's launch coincides with ShunWang's annual products conference in Hangzhou, China and follows previews of the new software in major cities across China.

ShunWang has an innovative franchise model which has resulted in its quick expansion to over 90,000 of its i-Café Mavin internet cafes in China. ShunWang has an installed base of over five million PCs, and estimates that over 50 million people visit a ShunWang iCafe each day. i-Café Mavin is the largest internet café chain in China and the only one that is publicly traded.

Using TriDef, ShunWang's new 3D portal gaming software allows 75 of the latest Chinese PC games to be played in 3D "off the shelf" even if they were not specifically developed for 3D. By the end of 2012, over 100 Chinese titles are expected to be available.

TriDef's 2D to 3D game conversion engine is compatible with DirectX 9, 10 and 11 games. A unique high-performance stereoscopic 3D render mode enables 3D gaming with no significant compromise in performance, and is compatible with PC graphics processors from AMD, NVIDIA and Intel's 2nd Gen Core processors.

Moses Chan, General Manager of ShunWang, said:

"We have been working closely with DDD to develop 3D games for our i-Café Mavin stores. The initial testing during the summer demonstrated that our customers love to play games in 3D. We expect that the ability to play the latest games in 3D will translate into increased business and new customers in our i-Café Mavin locations throughout China."

Chris Yewdall, chief executive of DDD, said:

"ShunWang has been very successful in expanding into the iCafe market. Choosing TriDef as its 3D game solution serves to further validate DDD's key position in the 3D PC market in China."

The introduction of the new 3D game feature in the i-Café Mavin chain is expected to create further opportunities for DDD's PC software licensees, including LG Electronics and AOC, to supply their 3D monitors to the internet café operators. DDD's receives software license royalties from the 3D monitor manufacturers.

About DDD Group

DDD transforms the visual experience by bringing 3D to the consumer. Its TriDefTM 3D solutions convert 2D to 3D automatically, and enable delivery to 3D TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Leading brands including Intel, Samsung, LG Electronics and Sony license these solutions. Over 23 million TriDef 3D products have been shipped by DDD's licensees worldwide. DDD's Yabazam! label delivers 3D everywhere with its online content portal and Smart TV apps. DDD's shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market (AIM:DDD). For more information please visit www.DDD.com.

About ShunWang Technology

SHUNWANG Technology Co., Ltd develops and operates Internet entertainment platforms in China. The company provides online entertainment services; entertainment content to meet user demand for access and information transfer; and one-stop authentication and payment systems. It also provides Internet cafe solutions. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Hangzhou, China. ShunWang is publicly traded on the Shenzhen stock exchange. (300113:Shenzhen)



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