Since its inception in 1980, Beam Software has always aimed to be the best at what it does. Our latest games
KKND Xtreme and
Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition, released by our publishing subsidiary
Melbourne House, have done extremely well in the marketplace, making us a household name at least to fans of real-time strategy games and sports simulations. And our upcoming games are going to prove even more exciting.
In recent years, the company's focus has expanded from the games arena, and our activities now encompass a wider range of computer-related aids.
Our division Smarty Pants is creating software titles for kids. The Language For Kids series has already attracted attention and praise - the first title - Michio Teaches Japanese, was a winner at the 1997 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Multimedia) Awards and a finalist at the 1997 Canadian Digital Media Awards.
Beam has a reputation for creating its own tools to get the job done. Our proprietary video compression technology - VideoBeam - is a worthy rival to the big name products currently dominating the marketplace.
FAMOUS FacesMotion Capture Magic are exciting much interest in the film and television industry in the US and Australia as viable and affordable tools for real-time facial and full-body motion capture. FAMOUS created a huge stir at the 1997 multimedia industry's E3 show in Atlanta due to our real-time demonstration of the product.
Beam has also dived into the Internet tools market with its new WYSIWYG web authoring tool
Splash! The new tool has, since its Christmas release, received a number of favorable reviews from internet sites, MyDesktop.com amongst others. You can read these reviews on the
SPLASH! reviews page. You can buy SPLASH! online from the
SPLASH! site , and through other online vendors.
Since Beam International's public float in August 1996, matters have only improved within the company. We currently employ over 120 people - artists, programmers, designers and producers - and we are still hiring.
Expect to see a lot more from us in the future.
For more information about the makeup and history of the company, and for our contact details, check out the pages listed below.