Paris, France / Leamington Spa, UK, September 14, 2007 - Blitz Games announced today that it is using Kynapse, the market leading AI middleware solution for an unannounced next generation title currently in development.
The project is one of the largest ever undertaken by Blitz Games and is due for release on Xbox360 and PlayStation 3.
“We have invested many millions of pounds since 1999 in developing our own BlitzWare engine and tool chain which have been used successfully to publish 42 titles to date– every one on time and to budget” said Andrew Oliver, Blitz’ CTO.“However, on this occasion we needed a very quick start. Since the game is very AI intensive and with several of our other development teams in the middle of their own next-gen games, we decided to turn to a third-party solution on this occasion, to guarantee success to our client. We therefore took a detailed look at the architecture and tool-chain used by a number of AI middleware solutions and found that Kynapse provided the best fit with our own methods of production.”
“We are delighted to be working with Blitz Games on this new exciting project”, said Pierre Pontevia, CEO of Kynogon SA.“Blitz has an unrivalled reputation within the industry for the quality of its technology, and we are honoured to be providing middleware to the company.”
About Blitz Games
Founded in 1990 by twin brothers Andrew and Philip Oliver, Blitz Games is one of the largest and most experienced independent video games developers in the world. The company is currently developing 9 different games on 17 skus. It has over 220 employees working in 5 operating divisions: Blitz Games (family boxed games - www.BlitzGames.com), Volatile Games (mature audience games– www.VolatileGames.com), Blitz Arcade (casual downloadable games– www.BlitzArcade.com), TruSim (serious games for training– www.TruSim.com) and The Virtual Experience Company (cultural heritage visualizations– www.VirtualExperience.co.uk). The company continues its huge long-term investment into BlitzWare, its in-house technology, which provides one of the best game development environments of any independent developer. Blitz is based on one site in Leamington Spa, UK.
Kynogon develops and markets A.I. software for real-time behavior simulation. Kynogon's technology is used by the world's leading game developers (Electronic Arts, Activision, Atari, Bethesda Softworks, Lionhead†Studios, Real Time Worlds, SEGA, Spark Unlimited, Turbine, ...) as well as industry leaders ( EADS, British Aerospace,…) Kynogon is offering Kynapse, a unique A.I. engine. With Kynapse, Non Player Characters† can move around in any 3D dynamic world, understand their environment, hide, communicate, cooperate, drive vehicles, etc. For more information please visit www.kynogon.com.
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