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4X Technologies S.A

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4X Technologies was a French company founded in 1997 by Emmanuel Forsans and Jérôme Larrieu. 4X was located in Paris and employed about 50 people at its peak. It specialized in the creation of middleware tools and is especially known for it Phoenix3D engine, which later became the foundation for Kylotonn Entertainment's Kt engine. Other tools include 4X Movie (movie compression for Windows, Macintosh, Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance games), Phoenix VR (tools package for 360° photo-realistic environments immersion), and the X3D engine.

In September 2000 the internal game development division 4X Studio was created. The company had a third division called 4X Productions, doing similar work as 4X Studio, but not geared towards the games industry.

The main company along with the divisions were closed in early 2003. Emmanuel Forsans went on to become the President of AFJV (Agence Francaise pour le Jeu Video), a video game agency.

Credited on 9 Games from 2000 to 2002

Disney's Treasure Planet (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Inquisition (2002 on Windows)
Iron Storm (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Mystery of the Mummy (2002 on Windows, Nintendo DS)
Britney's Dance Beat (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast)
The Messenger (2000 on Windows, PlayStation, Macintosh...)
Les Fourmis (2000 on Windows)
Monet: The Mystery of the Orangery (2000 on Windows)

History +

May 14th, 2002

The company is appointed as the European distributor for the Intrinsic Alchemy middleware. Components of 4X Technologies' own Phoenix3D engine were to be integrated.


Company founded.

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Contact information (2001)

4X Technologies

47, rue de Charonne

75011 Paris


Phone: 33 (1) 55 28 31 31

Fax. 33 (1) 47 00 51 01

Former website: www.4xtechnologies.com


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