LG Optimus 3D to Pack 3D Game Conversion Engine

August 29, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The world of gaming, or rather gamers, can rejoice. For the third dimensional plane is no longer a faraway planet for smartphone gamers.

The IFA 2011 in Berlin will witness the unveiling of the portal between the 2D-3D worlds, by LG. The company has in its pockets the world’s first OpenGL-based 2D to 3D game conversion engine available on a smartphone platform.

The MR (Maintenance Release) of the LG Optimus 3D, when it comes out this October, will have within the LG 3D Game Converter. With the installation of the 3D Game Converter, by activating it, users can play their previously played 2D games in 3D, in OpenGL-based and landscape mode only.

And if you think that they will be stuck that way, then don’t worry about that, because they can be changed back to 2D once you are done with them. This little gimmick is expected to be beneficial to both the developers as well as smartphone users.

The 2D game that’s in your phone will be scanned by the converter to find out whether the game is listed under those approved for 3D optimization. If the game is optimized, then it will be converted into 3D using the default visual settings.

OpenGL-based 2D games can be converted too, even if they are unlisted. You just need to tweak the manual settings. Coming October, when the Converter sees light, it will come with a bundle of 50 optimized 2D games, with another 50 to be added by the end of 2011.

The conversion to both dimensions is free, and if you could step into Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin, during the IFA 2011, then you might be able to handle the LG Optimus 3D at close quarters.

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