LithTech (Game engine)

Logo of LithTech

Originally the LithTech engine was supposed to be called DirectEngine, as Monolith was developing it for Microsoft to be included as a 3D engine for use with Microsoft's DirectX technology. After failing to secure the deal, Monolith continued development on their own and were able to license the engine, officially renamed to LithTech, to other companies.

LithTech Jupiter EX
As of 2005 the latest public iteration of the LithTech engine was Jupiter Extended (or Jupiter EX), which was featured in F.E.A.R. and Condemned: Criminal Origins, both developed by Monolith. Compared to its precursor Jupiter, the Extended version was driven by a new DirectX 9 renderer and other advancements, including the addition of Havok physics software for improved real-world physics simulation, dynamic per-pixel lighting, bump mapping, normal mapping, and specular highlighting. Along with Havok's character dynamics, Jupiter EX also includes the "Havok Vehicle Kit", which adds support for common vehicle behavior.

Modified LithTech engine
The critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War uses a Modified LithTech engine.

Release dates:
Programming language:
Release Date
Combat Arms
November 1st, 2007 (11 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
September 30th, 2002 (16 years ago)
Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows)
The Operative: No One Lives Forever
November 9th, 2000 (18 years ago)
Mac / PlayStation 2 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
September 30th, 2014 (4 years ago)
Mac / PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Linux / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
November 2nd, 2004 (14 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
Condemned: Criminal Origins
November 16th, 2005 (13 years ago)
Xbox Live Arcade / Xbox 360 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
October 17th, 2005 (13 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / SteamOS / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Aliens versus Predator 2
October 22nd, 2001 (17 years ago)
Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition
May 5th, 2015 (4 years ago)
PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
September 30th, 1998 (20 years ago)
Mac / Amiga / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)

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