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NaturalMotion CEO To Speak at Game Tech 2004


17th November 2004, Oxford, U.K. - Torsten Reil, the CEO of NaturalMotion, will speak at Game Tech in San Francisco, November 30th - December 1st 2004. Game Tech is an intense, focused event for the top developers and technical directors in the game industry. Small by design, the GameTech program is designed by respected industry veterans Jonathan Blow and Jeff Lander, with help from co-founder Chris Hecker, to tackle the challenges of shipping technically innovative games on next-generation platforms. The program brings together the top researchers and developers to provide technical information unmatched in its depth, clarity, and focus and cultivate a uniquely rigorous yet collegial environment.

Torsten will be speaking at the following sessions:

Day 2: Reacting to the World - December 1, 2004.

Topics include:

Interaction between Character and World

9:15 AM to 11:15 AM (2 hours)

Secondary Animation

11:30 AM to 12:30 AM (1 hour)

Catered Lunch and Networking Time

12:30 AM to 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

Afternoon Session - Character AI

AI Perception/Action cycle

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours)

Dialogue and Speech Synthesis

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (2 hours)

Other speakers include:

David Wu, Pseudo Interactive

Tae-Yong Kim, Rhythm and Hues Studios

For more information


About NaturalMotion Ltd.

NaturalMotion Ltd. is the creator of Active Character Technology (A.C.T.), a break-through in 3D character animation based on Oxford University research on the control of body movements. Founded in 2002, the company's management team includes Nick Alexander (Chairman), former CEO of Sega Europe, Torsten Reil (CEO and co-founder), a graduate in Complex Systems from Oxford University who was recently named as one of the world's top 100 innovators by MIT's Technology Review, and Colm Massey (CTO and co-founder), a trained mathematician (Trinity College Dublin) and previously head of the award winning Virtual Human Project at MathEngine Plc.

The privately-owned company has received funding from the games, film and finance sectors. Its development team of software engineers, biologists, physicists and animators is located in Oxford, UK. For further information please visit NaturalMotion's website

For further information, please contact:

Sadie Paris, Bubble & Squeak T: 020 7659 2254 E:

Véronique Froment, Bubble & Squeak T: 603 537 9248 E:

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