Next month’s Belmont Stakes will feature a visualization created by a local game development studio.
Third Time LLC, an Orlando-based independent development firm, will take NBC show hosts predictions to create a virtual running of the 1.5-mile race. Analysts will predict horse placement at certain points of the race, the data will be used for a pre-race show.
The race’s post time is 6:45 p.m. June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
About a year ago, former employees of Zynga and Electronic Arts founded Third Time, a three-person studio that also employs two contractors.
Third Time had previously produced simulations for the May 20 NBC coverage of the Preakness Stakes.
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