Thursday, April 12, 2007

CellFactor - Download the Beta

CellFactor will be a free playable tech demo for Ageia's PhysX card. From early impressions the main gameplay seems to revolve around Half-Life 2 with gravity gun, which is to say you pick things up and throw them at people, albeit unlike Half-Life 2 it is taken to an extreme.

There will be five maps to play and while the game is free to download only people who have the PhysX card in their system will be able to play all of them, people who don't only get two out of the five.

From early previews the game seemed to be giving the impression that it was nothing more than a spectacular demonstration of physics and that the one thing in it that should make a PhysX card worth a purchase, real time water, received negative backlash because it looked terrible (despite having pseudo-realistic water-like behavior). It appears water is MIA in newer versions of the game.

Recommended system requirements (for the beta):

AGEIA PhysX Accelerator (required)
Windows XP Home, Pro, MCE w/ Service Pack 2
AMD Athlon 64 or higher or Intel Pentium 4 2.5GHz or higher
1 GB System Memory
Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Card (GPU) with 256MB RAM
2GB Free Hard Disk Space

Download the beta here

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