Paris/France, Moscow/Russia - November 8, 2006 - Akella, a leading Russian developer and publisher of games for PC and consoles, announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement for using Kynapse for multiple titles currently in development. The first title to use Kynapse will be Scorpion, an
exciting FPS title from B-Cool Interactive.
"We were looking for an AI solution that is sufficiently flexible for our various game genres and multiple titles," said Alexander Kozhevnikov, International Licensing Manager for Akella. "Kynapse is a great investment for us: because Kynapse focuses on the low-level AI, it is not gameplay or genre-specific. Our developers can use it in many very different projects and capitalize upon their developments."
Pierre Pontevia, Kynogon CEO, had these remarks: "The developers at Akella have clearly appreciated the value of sharing technology across projects. We are committed to support Akella with an AI solution that helps them rationalize their production of a wide variety of games."
Akella was founded in 1993 by group of purposeful and professional people. Eventually Akella has become a PC software developing and publishing company. For the following 12 years, Akella has continued to grow rapidly and has expanded from a small team of a dozen employees to a multidirectional company with more than 170 employees and respectable high management. Now Akella keeps the leading position in a rapidly growing Russian and CIS gaming industry. Thanks to good partnership with international publishers and
developers, we have released a wide range of successful and interesting gaming products in former USSR. Our lineup is over 300 SKUs with such high quality titles like: 'Painkiller', 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within', 'Postal 2', 'Codename: Panzers', 'Everquest 2', 'Cold Fear'and others. The sales volumes of top-projects are estimated in hundreds of thousands.
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, SEGA, Atari, Spark Unlimited, Real Time Worlds, Lionhead Studios, Artificial Mind & Movement, ...) as well as industry leaders (EADS, British Aerospace, ...) Kynogon has 6 years experience providing AI production solutions for the games industry, working with our clients from preproduction to gold master. The company's latest offering is 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
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