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Middle Ware
In the context of video games, Middle Ware is software that a game developer can add on to their game for certain features. Middleware developers help other developers by not having them "re-invent the wheel". Middleware can either come from a third party company, or developed in-house. Contrast to a complete game engine, which may comprise of almost everything in the game, or just the core components.

Examples of Middleware

  • Physics
    • Havok
    • PhysX (ex- Novodex, from NVIDIA)
    • Eurphoria
    • Bullet
    • ODE (used in Call of Juarez)
    • Newton Game Dynamics
    • Tokamak
  • Video codecs
    • Bink/Smacker
    • Sofdec
  • Other
    • SpeedTree: For when you really need a tree, and fast.
    • FMOD: Handles audio playback
    • Scaleform: Used for HUDs and menus.
    • OGRE: 3D engine, already compatible (see addons) with several physics engines.
    • The Yake Engine: cross-platform game engine / application framework.

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