There are some titles with GPU PhysX support we haven’t mentioned before, due to their specific nature (oriented on Chinese inner market) and, thus, lack of information about them. Now, as we collected enough data, we are ready to present detailed description.
Hot Dance Party from Perfect World is 3D casual style MMO dancing game, with micro-transactions-like business model. Besides dancing, game includes appearance personalization, pet raising and make-up systems.
Title is using in-house engine called “Angelica 3D“, which is augmented with PhysX SDK based cloth simulation support – dancer’s hairs, ribbons, dresses and skirts are simulated as dynamic cloth objects.
Interesting detail – apart from other GPU PhysX games, which are unplayble with extra PhysX effects enabled and without appropriate GPU from Nvidia, this title runs fast enough with all physics calculated on CPU, while presence of Nvidia GPU only boost framerate.
In september 2009 major ugrade was released, designated as Hot Dance Party II – even though it’s part of the same social networking system, it is positioned by Perfect World as new and different title.
Update includes enhanced graphics, several additions to gameplay, and of course, more realistic and detailed PhysX cloth based content.
GPU PhysX info mini-site for both Hot Dance Party and Hot Dance Party II is located here