Utopos Games raises $1m for machine learning game

Seed funding will support Raivo, a game where players and machine learning train AI robots to battle

Utopos Games has announced it has raised $1 million in seed funding toward its upcoming game, Raivo, in which players and machine learning train robots to battle one another.

The funding round was led by byFounders, with Sisu Game Ventures and other angel investors also participating.

Raivo will use UtopAI, an internally-developed AI learning library designed specifically for games. The game is currently planned for release in Q2 2020 on PC, with console and mobile versions planned.

"In Raivo, your raise your robots as if they are your pets," said lead designer and co-founder John Comes. "We have taken a lot of influence from Pokemon in that regard. When the robots fight, it happens autonomously, based on the training you have provided. In short, they fight the way you trained them to fight. This brings in elements from games like Dota Auto Chess and Championship Manager."

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