the.produkkt FPS weighs in at under 100KB

— 11:19 AM on April 15, 2004

Slashdot has the goods on a beta first-person shooter developed by the.produkkt that's only 96KB—smaller than the Unreal Tournament 2004 readme! Despite its small footprint, the game's visuals are actually pretty stunning. What's their secret? Here's a snip from the game's readme:

We do .not. have some kind of magical data compression machine that is able to squeeze hundreds of megabytes of mesh/texture and sound data into 96k. We merely store the individual steps employed by the artists to produce their textures and meshes, in a very compact way. This allows us to get .much. higher data density than is achievable with normal data compression techniques, at some expense in artistic freedom and loading times.
For the record, the readme weighs in at 3KB.
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