Nvidia's GameWorks program goes mobile

Nvidia's GameWorks program is expanding to Android with a development kit dubbed AndroidWorks. The kit is based on Nvidia's Tegra Android Developer Pack, but it's not limited to Tegra-based devices. Nvidia says the kit should work with "most" Android machines, including those based on x86 chips.

AndroidWorks "installs all software tools required to develop for Android and reduces the complex process of configuring an Android development system down to a single click." There's no mention of the black-box visual effects that have drawn the ire of GameWorks' critics. However, given Nvidia's defense of those effects on the PC, I wouldn't be surprised if similar efforts were underway on the mobile front. Some Android games already have Tegra-specific code.

Interested developers can read more about AndroidWorks right here. The dev kit is available for download today for Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu.

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