0. Star Citizen

Star Citizen is a record-breaking, headline-making immersive space sim, set in the far future amidst a sprawling galactic empire. Brainchild of Wing Commander legend Chris Roberts, Star Citizen features an open-world, multi-player persistent universe alongside a challenging single-player space combat campaign. As Roberts explained when he unveiled his vision, it’s the all-encompassing game he’d wanted to build two decades ago... but the tools he needed simply didn’t exist until now.

With its celebrated pedigree reflected in a hugely successful round of crowd-funding, expectations for Star Citizen are rightly high. To deliver against their own exacting standards, Roberts’ team required a ground-breaking AI middleware: one which is flexible and computationally efficient, yet intuitive for programmers and designers alike. In the spring of 2013, they turned to Kythera.