At QuakeCon, the world's premier multi-player gaming event, Discreet unveiled gmax, the company's licensable game development platform and free consumer game-content editor. The consumer version of gmax will be available as a free download to gamers in fall 2001 and will come with 3D modeling, animation, texturing and character building tools. Discreet previously announced that elements of gmax will be bundled with MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2002: PROFESSIONAL EDITION, shipping in Q3 this year. "Discreet is excited by the overwhelming interest game players and game developers have expressed for gmax," said Paul Perreault, gmax product manager. "The upcoming release of the gmax game pack-gmax tempest-is our way of 'giving back' to a rich, exciting, and creative community of game players like those attending QuakeCon."