India’s Swadesh Animation chooses xaitment

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Saarbrücken/Quierschied, Germany– May 19, 2010– xaitment GmbH / Inc., the leading artificial intelligence (AI) game tool provider for the computer games and simulations industries, today announced a licensing contract with Swadesh Animation (P) Ltd., a forward thinking game development company headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Swadesh Animation is co-developing their new MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) titled Online Tales™ with India’s most accomplished video game development company, RZ2 Games (P) Ltd., headed by famed NFL GameDay producer Chris Whaley and headquartered in Goa. The game development will also be supported by consultant, Jess Mulligan, one of the leading producers and consultants in the Online Games industry. Swadesh Animation will use four of xaitment’s AI game tools to develop Online Tales™, a highly anticipated Indian themed MMOG, with some Nordic and Anglo-Saxon influences.

The Swadash Animation team will utilize xaitment’s tool xaitMap to quickly develop a server navigation mesh and implement a server-side collision of dynamic and static objects, like players and non-player characters (NPCs), and buildings and large props. In addition, xaitControl will enable the team to create complex behavior rulesets for NPCs through a graphical user interface, providing a simple way to add complexity to the actions and reactions of the NPCs in their game.

An evolutionary approach to game design has guided the Swadesh Animation team’s development work and vision.“xaitThink and xaitKnow will allow Online Tales™ to implement– for the first time in MMOG's– rich ruleset-based learning behaviors in NPCs with varying levels of complexity,” said Prasenjit“John” Medhi, President of Swadesh Animation.“An NPC merchant might simply learn from the experience of thefts from his warehouse, while a more complex NPC, such as a guild chieftain, could be made more despotic and aggressive, or timid and mild; and with various quirks, mimicking human behaviorisms as he attacks and raids other guilds. Online Tales™ will perhaps be the first living, breathing virtual human-like world, thanks to xaitment.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure working with Swadesh Animation and their co-developers RZ2 Games,” said xaitment’s Group CEO, Dr. Andreas Gerber about the collaboration.“John has been an enthusiastic partner from the very beginning and we are excited to see the results coming from the development of their game. The implementation of the most state-of-the-art technology, including xaitment’s AI tools, will give the development of their game not only a huge time and cost saving advantage, but also an edge over the bland masses of other MMOGs.”

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For more information, contact:

xaitment GmbH

Julia Ziemann

Communications

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fax: +49 (0) 6897 / 600 80-20

email: julia.ziemann@xaitment.com

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About xaitment GmbH

xaitment 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. To learn more, visit our website at www.xaitment.com.

About Swadesh Animation (P) Ltd.

Swadesh Animation is a state-of-the-art game development company headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company has brought together the best art and design talent in India to create their new game, Online Tales™, which will feature a fantasy world based on India, while incorporating some Nordic and Anglo-Saxon influences. Players will experience a world of medieval characters and settings, in which they will frequently be involved in and witness open competition and combat. To learn more, visit the company’s website at www.anonlinetale.net.

About RZ2 Games (P) Ltd.

RZ2 Games is India's most accomplished video game development company. The company’s state-of-the-art studio is staffed by a talented and extremely successful group of game developers from around the world. Together they have the combined experience of having produced over 100 video games (including major franchises such as NFL GameDay, ESPN Xtreme Sports, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, Spyro the Dragon, Battlefield 2, Forza Racing and EA's NHL Hockey). RZ2 Games is an officially licensed developer for iPhone, Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation 2 platforms. To learn more, visit www.rz2games.com.


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