FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paris/France, Sherman Oaks/California - October 26, 2006 - Kynogon, the gaming industry leader of artificial intelligence (A.I.) middleware solutions, and Spark Unlimited, developer of the critically acclaimed "Call of Duty: Finest Hour", have announced a global deal that will see Kynapse used as the studio's A.I. middleware choice for the development of their recently announced (tentatively titled) first-person shooter "Fall of Liberty" and a second unannounced title currently in production.
"We were looking for an A.I. solution that would transparently build on the capabilities of the Unreal engine," remarked Craig Allen, CEO at Spark Unlimited. "We chose Kynapse because it seamlessly integrated with what we already had in place and provided a framework to empower non-player characters (NPC's) with advanced behaviors. The game experiences we're building require unique and complex path-finding solutions due to the dynamic nature of the worlds we are creating. After evaluating a number of potential solutions, only Kynapse successfully addressed all of the challenges we were facing in our productions."
"Kynogon is very proud to work with Spark Unlimited," declared Pierre Pontevia, CEO of Kynogon. "Spark Unlimited is one of the most successfully managed independent game studios. The most prestigious game publishers such as Vivendi Games and Codemasters recognize the quality of games that Spark Unlimited produces and we look forward to a very productive long term strategic relationship."
Kynogon develops and markets A.I. software for real-time behaviour simulation. Kynogon's technology is used by the world's leading game developers (Electronic Arts, Sega, Atari, Lionhead, Real Time Worlds, Pyro Studios, Artificial Mind and Movement, Ascaron, ...) 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.
About Spark Unlimited
Spark Unlimited is a developer of high-quality video games for consumer game systems and originators of creative franchises for cross-media development. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, Spark Unlimited is an employee-owned company that uses artistry through technology to create entertainment for a global audience. For more information about Spark Unlimited, please visit our website at www.sparkunlimited.com.
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