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Aurora Engine

The Aurora Engine was the 3D successor to BioWare's earlier, 2D game engine, called the Infinity Engine. The engine allows for real-time lighting and shadows, as well as surround sound. The first game released using the Aurora Engine was Neverwinter Nights, and included an accompanying "Aurora toolset" for users to create their own content. The sequel, Neverwinter Nights 2, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, features an updated version of BioWare's engine named the Electron engine. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (from Obsidian Entertainment) use an updated version of the Aurora Engine called the Odyssey Engine. Aurora was also used by CD Projekt RED in their game The Witcher, although the rendering engine was written from scratch.

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Odyssey Engine
... The Odyssey Engine is a computer game engine developed by BioWare and has exclusively been used to create three dimensional role-playing video games ... The engine is BioWare's third license-able engine, after the Infinity Engine and the Aurora Engine ... The engine was first used by BioWare to produce the critically acclaimed Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic released on November 19, 2003 ...

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