Edinburgh's infrastructure praised as high-tech business grows again

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 21 November 2014 – Moon Collider, the Edinburgh-based artificial intelligence company, today revealed plans for a further major expansion in the city. The move, which will see Moon Collider double in size in less than a year, comes on the back of a successful partnership with Los Angeles producer Cloud Imperium Games - whose upcoming Star Citizen product has already broken all records with a sixty-million-dollar crowdfunding campaign.

Moon Collider is best known for Kythera, an innovative collection of artificial intelligence tools designed for the next generation of computer games. In recent months, hundreds of thousands of Star Citizen players have pitted their wits against Kythera, as the software guides waves of enemy pilots through a challenging dogfight in space. Future plans encompass a full range of gameplay styles, including the popular first-person-shooter genre, and the massively multi-player mode familiar from titles like Eve Online.

The expansion will see the creation of two new full-time jobs, with Moon Collider recruiting across the world in a bid to bring highly-qualified software engineers to Scotland. According to the company’s website, the new roles will particularly appeal to artificial-intelligence specialists who want the opportunity to contribute to a range of different games.

CEO Matthew Jack, who relocated to Edinburgh to set up Moon Collider, praised the city as an excellent venue for high-technology businesses. “Edinburgh is a fantastic city and it’s a great place to live, which is a real attraction when you want to bring staff here,” he said. “We have an airport nearby which is very important, and our digital infrastructure is terrific. For me, it’s perfect and our location is a big part of Moon Collider’s success.”

Notes to editors

Moon Collider is an established artificial intelligence development company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Its groundbreaking AI middleware platform, Kythera, aims to shorten development cycles and unlock new styles of gameplay by responding dynamically to changes to the in-game world. The company is funded by private investment and is privately held. For more information on Moon Collider and Kythera, see www.kythera.ai.

Kythera is a registered trademark of Moon Collider Ltd.

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