Saarbrücken/Quierschied, Germany – May 4, 2010 – xaitment GmbH / Inc., the leading artificial intelligence (AI) game tool provider for the computer games and simulations industries, today announced that it will offer its AI game development tool, xaitMap, to Tencent, one of the China’s leading game operators, publishers and developers. The deal reinforces xaitment’s presence in Asia and establishes the company as the prominent AI game middleware provider.
xaitMap is an AI game development tool used to generate navigation meshes. The tool allows developers to specify where their computer-controlled characters can and cannot go through the large spaces of their game world. The tool also features a graphical user interface that makes using the tool, especially for those with little programming background, quite natural. Game studios can easily integrate xaitMap into their existing game development platforms, and studios that normally create their AI in-house can significantly reduce their budgets by using xaitment’s AI game tools.
“Tencent is not only one of the top developers and operators of online games in China, but also a trendsetter,” said Andreas Gerber, xaitment’s Group CEO. “By choosing xaitment, Tencent is investing in the trend of using AI middleware to reduce the costs associated with game production – enabling them to create amazing games while saving time and money. We are thrilled to provide Tencent with the solutions and support they are looking for.”
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xaitMap uses a unique spatial subdivision technique for creating navigation meshes (NavMeshes). By simply entering level and character specifications, complete NavMeshes are automatically generated – at unrivaled speeds. Changing the level geometry is easy and can be done at any time. The integrated pathfinder, sectorized builds and geometry tags make xaitMap a valuable tool in your development pipeline.
xaitment GmbH/Inc. is the world leader in AI game tools for the games and simulations industries. Founded in Germany in 2004, xaitment offers AI middleware that goes beyond just pathfinding. xaitment's AI game tools enable developers, through easy-to-use graphical user interfaces, to create hierarchical probabilistic finite state machines, automatic NavMesh builds, movement behaviors, crowd simulations, world descriptions, autonomic behaviors, and experience-based and inference-based learning behaviors for computer generated characters. For more information, visit www.xaitment.com.