Mountain View, Calif. – August 16, 2011 – NavPower developer BabelFlux LLC today announced that Robot Entertainment has licensed its AI pathfinding package for their upcoming game Orcs Must Die! under the new NavPower small budget licensing program.
"Using NavPower allowed us to jump right in on the game development," said Patrick Hudson, CEO and President of Robot Entertainment. “With the huge number of enemies that we have pouring through our worlds, using a high-performance, robust pathfinding solution from the outset was critical. Plus the ability to dynamically update the navigation was essential in a game like ours."
NavPower provides full 3-D AI pathfinding, with features such as an industry-leading NavGraph auto generation process, high-quality character steering, full 3-D dynamic obstacles, multi-core processing, streaming, and integrated visual debugging.
"We are extremely pleased to see an exciting game like Orcs Must Die! leveraging NavPower to such great effect," said David Miles CTO of BabelFlux LLC. “This is a perfect example of how the NavPower small budget licensing program allows developers to get state-of-the-art pathfinding technology into their games quickly and cost-effectively. NavPower is really the ideal package for developers who need a high-quality pathfinding system which is easy to integrate and reliable to use."
Based in Mountain View, California, BabelFlux LLC has been developing leading-edge pathfinding middleware since 2005 and has licensed its NavPower system to Electronic Arts Inc., THQ Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Trion Worlds Inc., Crystal Dynamics Inc., Obsidian Entertainment Inc., NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and others. For more information visit www.navpower.com or contact BabelFlux LLC at email@example.com.