Attention All You Game Designers

Do you have skills making games? If so, Digini is giving away a free trip to GDC2009 for one lucky developer to show their game to all at GDC in a contest that is promoting their new Blade3D development software.

Digini today announced that it has commercially released the first version of its flagship product – Blade3D. Blade3D is an integrated development environment that simplifies game creation, making professional grade tools accessible to the broadest audience. Blade3D is available via an innovative subscription based model including price points for Hobbyist ($14.95/mo), Independent ($29.95/mo), and Professional developers ($99.95/mo).

Coinciding with the launch of Blade3D, Digini has announced the Founder’s Club – a limited time offer that provides a 15% lifetime discount on subscriptions for any Blade3D user. Membership in the Founder’s Club is automatic for any Blade3D user who signs up for a Hobbyist, Independent, or Professional monthly subscription by January 31st, 2009. Terms and conditions of the Founder’s Club are described on the Blade3D website

Digini is also excited to announce the 2009 Blade3D Community Games Contest. The contest is open to all Blade3D users, both individuals and teams, who submit original games made with Blade3D by February 24th, 2009. The grand prize is a trip for one person to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 25th-27th of 2009, including airfare and hotel accommodations as well as the opportunity to showcase their game on a dedicated demo station in the Blade3D booth. Complete information on the 2009 Blade3D Community Games Contest, including entry guidelines and judging criteria, are available on the Blade3D website

About Digini, Inc
Based in Issaquah, Washington, Digini, Inc., is the creator of Blade3D, providing professional grade tools to the broadest audience of game creators. Digini is led by a strong executive team with management experience from Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Microsoft Visual Studio, Motorola, and Lucas Arts. Digini closed its first round of institutional investment from California Technology Ventures in September, 2008. Additional information about Blade3D, including price points and product offerings are available at

About California Technology Ventures
California Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and working with companies. CTV believes in guiding entrepreneurs through the strategic, operational, and management decisions critical to a company’s success. CTV actively leverage their resources, people, and capital to help their companies achieve category leadership.

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