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Developer(s)SCS Software
Written inC++
Operating system
  • IBM PC compatible
TypeGame engine

Prism3D is an in-house game engine developed by SCS Software. The game engine is written entirely in C++.


Entirely written in C++, Prism3D serves as cross-platform software for the Czech Republic video game developer SCS Software.[1] The Open Dynamics Engine is used as a physics engine, with FMOD integrated as a primary sound-effects system since 2020.[2]

The engine had an early success when it powered Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project of Sunstorm Interactive in 2002,[3] with the PC platfrom received "generally favourable reviews" according to Metacritic.[4]

A large-scale engine update was made for Euro Truck Simulator 2, where a lot of new features were added to it, including spatial anti-aliasing, morphological antialiasing, non-photorealistic rendering, high-dynamic-range rendering, complicated dynamic shadows that are affected by light sources, shader effects and effects created by a particle system.[5][6] The game received positive reviews,[7] and has sold over five million copies according to Steam Spy.[8]

SCS Blender Tools, which was made on the basis of the Blender three-dimensional editor, was released in 2015 to become the main tool for working with the engine and games built on it.[9] It is available free for the players who want to create mods for video games developed by Prism3D.[10]

Feature video games

Title Initial release
Rocky Mountain Trophy Hunter 3 2000
Shark! Hunting the Great White 2001
911 Fire Rescue 2001
Hunting Unlimited 2001
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project 2002
Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel 2002
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America 2003
Hunting Unlimited 2 2003
Hunting Unlimited 3 2004
18 Wheels of Steel: Pedal to the Metal 2004
OceanDive 2005
18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy 2005
Hunting Unlimited 4 2006
18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' 2006
Bus Driver 2007
Deer Drive 2007
Hunting Unlimited 2008 2007
18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul 2007
Hunting Unlimited 2009 2008
Euro Truck Simulator 2008
Hunting Unlimited 2010 2009
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2009
German Truck Simulator 2010
UK Truck Simulator 2010
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2 2011
Trucks & Trailers 2011
Scania Truck Driving Simulator 2012
Euro Truck Simulator 2 2012
American Truck Simulator 2016


  1. "Prism3D - SCS Software's in-house Game Engine". Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  2. "FMOD: First Tease". SCS Software. February 18, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  3. Younger, Paul (April 21, 2008). "Duke Nukem Manhattan Project Review". PC Invasion. Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  4. "Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 15, 2018. 
  5. "Morphological Anti-Aliasing". SCS Software. February 26, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  6. "To HDR or not to HDR". SCS Software. April 6, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  7. "Euro Truck Simulator 2 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. January 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  8. "Euro Truck Simulator 2". Steam Spy. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  9. "SCS Blender Tools". SCS Software. November 29, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2020. 
  10. B.N. Reporter (December 3, 2013). "SCS Software Announces SCS Blender ToolsAdmin". Industry News. Retrieved May 12, 2020. 
  11. "Description". Retrieved May 5, 2020. 

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