Saarbrücken/Quierschied, Germany– June 08, 2010– xaitment GmbH / Inc., the leading artificial intelligence (AI) game tool provider for the video games and simulations industries, today announced a new licensing agreement with game developer Alibangbang Digital Games Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the popular Taiwanese game producer Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., located in Taipei. Alibangbang will use xaitment’s AI middleware tools xaitMap, xaitMove² and xaitControl to produce its new upcoming game, an MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) with unannounced title. The new MMOG will represent the next level of technologically advanced games building on the tradition of well-known titles such as SuperRich Online, Bright Shadow and Xian Mo Dao.
xaitment’s user interface based AI game tools will provide Alibangbang with the latest in AI game technology, enabling them to develop fast navigation meshes for large map sizes, movement behaviors for a large number of characters walking in a continuously changing world and character behavior modeling in a way unmatched in quality and return on investment. In addition, the company will benefit from the tools’ easy and fast integration into existing platforms and comprehensive technical support from highly knowledgeable specialists.
“For our upcoming MMOG we wanted to select an AI middleware solution that would not only be easy to integrate and easy to use, but also that guarantees excellent support for our development team,” said Albert Liu, CEO of Gamania.“We are impressed by the quick response and highly qualified support xaitment has given us. They have offered us ongoing support and a rich feature set, which has allowed us to obtain the highest level of results.”
“We are excited to be partnering with one of the leading game developers and publishers in Taiwan,” said Markus Schneider, xaitment’s Executive Vice President of Sales for the Americas&Asia.“The next generation of MMOGs requires the most advanced solutions for game developers and publishers. By using xaitment’s AI game tools, Alibangbang and Gamania will further push the boundaries of AI in games– and this while increasing quality and lowering costs.”
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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.
About Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Gamania is a leading pan-Asian online game developer, publisher and operator, providing high quality online game service to its customers. Gamania's ultimate goal is to build a global digital entertainment experience, easily accessible to people all over the world. Since 2003, Gamania has released several self-developed game titles including Cococan, Bright Shadow, Xian Mo Dao and Zodiac, and has reported highly remarkable market performances. For more information, visit http://corp.gamania.com/en/index.aspx.