Glowball Shows Up In The Tegra Zone As The First Nvidia Tegra 3 App


You may remember the “Glowball” demo you were drooling over the first time Nvidia showed off the graphics capabilities of their upcoming Tegra 3 processors. Well, the game has popped up in the Tegra Zone app and apparently it will be available for download sometime in December — most likely along side the ASUS Transformer Prime.

Features include:

  • Designed specifically for devices using NVIDIA® Tegra 3™, quad-core mobile superchip
  • Carnival level includes nine concurrent cloth simulations running in real-time
  • Sea Floor level includes 300 simulated kelp plants, 1400 other moving plants, and 2 million triangles of scene geometry
  • Interaction of scene objects using NVIDIA PhysX®
  • Dynamic scene lighting that can be changed by tapping on the ball
  • Particle, reflection, and skinned animation effects
  • Caustic lighting, fog, and schooling fish in Sea Floor level
  • Custom vertex and pixel shaders make for shiny fish and a wavy sea
  • Splitscreen mode allows you to turn visual effects on/off and compare the results

Glowball, while not exactly featuring in depth gameplay, will definitely be your “go-to” app for showing off the power of your shiny new Transformer Prime, whether it’s to convert iPad owners or win over friends and family.

[Tegra Zone via DroidGamers]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Wow this looks way shittier than the original demo; what a scam. No anti-aliasing like the first demo? Once again, Nvidia mobile CPU/GPU: over-hyped with poor performance. I hope they prove me wrong, but the Tegra 2 was horrible and anyone that claims otherwise is a blind fanboy or just doesn’t understand how important it is to have BASIC SHIT LIKE OVERLAYS supported.

    1. Glowie ball……. oooooooooh…. @_@

    2. Or rather you just don’t like NVIDIA or are secretly an iPad phansheep who bought one of those superior tergra 2 tablets and has to bash it in public so his fellow phansheep don’t disown him.

      (and yes I misspelled “fan” on purpose)

      1. do you fuckers realize how retarded you seem? ” you’re a fanboy no I’m not yes you are no I’m not…. your an apple fanboy

      2. that was not relevant 

        1. Hence the name. lol

    3. I agree…it doesn’t look good at all.

  2. Since when did “300 simulated kelp plants” become a desirable feature…?

  3. I don’t think this makes it any desirable. They should work on the graphics more.

  4. Typical nVidia all hype no actual performance power

  5. Exynos II/Orion on the Galaxy S III should rape this and to the next tegra 4 the summer after that!

  6. Looks good to me. The comparison is a bit of a scam, but fairly impressive potential.

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