Hawken's new video fans the flames of war

In their latest video, the developers behind mech shooter Hawken show off how a little bit of Nvidia software magic can take the game to new levels by adding intricate detail to destruction.

The video above offers a first look at the upcoming APEX Turbulence feature created by technology company Nvidia's PhysX program, a system that stirs particles and create realistic turbulence effects. Death and health embers from mechs, collecting energy and deploying shields all utilize the system and are shown in the video above these effects make clusters of particles look like they are caught in the wind and react to disturbances from other forces. The system also creates realistic showers of dust and debris during battle.

Check out the video for a full walkthrough of the various uses of PhysX in Hawken with Nvidia technical marketing analyst Andrew Coonrad. Hawken is currently in open beta and available for download at it's official website.

More from Polygon

German and Russian armor clash in Combat Mission: Red Thunder

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

  • Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker