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NavPower

AI pathfinding middware licensed by Trion World Network.

MOUNTIAN VIEW, Calif. – March 16, 2009 - Middleware developer BabelFlux LLC announced today that Trion World Network, Inc. (Trion), the publisher and developer of server-based games and connected entertainment, has licensed the NavPower AI middleware package for multiple upcoming server-based titles.

NavPower provides leading edge AI pathfinding and motion planning technology optimized for both PC and console platforms. NavPower includes one of the fastest available NavMesh auto-generation libraries and a runtime engine which automatically stitches together hundreds of NavMeshes, allowing characters to seamlessly traverse large, open worlds.

"Trion's mission is to publish and develop games and entertainment as dynamic broadband service, which requires groundbreaking new technology and the best creative minds," said Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion World Network. "It is critical that all our middleware support is agile, fast and effective. NavPower is just that, an easy to integrate, high quality navigational system that minimizes additional work by the content team, a critical element in delivering high quality server-based games."

"We are thrilled that Trion selected NavPower to help deliver on the promise of creating a new generation of server-based interactive entertainment," said David Miles, CTO, BabelFlux LLC. "Trion provides another great example of a AAA customer using NavPower to push the boundaries of the videogame experience.”

About BabelFlux LLC

Based in Mountain View, California, BabelFlux LLC has been developing leading-edge AI middleware since 2005, focusing on next-generation consoles and PC gaming platforms. For more information visit www.navpower.com or contact BabelFlux LLC at info@navpower.com.

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