First game built with Amazon Lumberyard uses Kythera AI

The first game built using Amazon’s Lumberyard engine has been released to early access – and its AI is powered by Kythera.

The DRG Initiative, developed by Slingshot Cartel in association with Third Kind Games, is a team-based third-person shooter which sees players take part in televised bloodsports in a violent future. Lumberyard’s integration with Amazon Web Services and Twitch streaming makes it an ideal platform for this game, in which broadcasting and audience feedback are a part of gameplay.

As well as the player characters - criminal gangs sentenced to fight in the arena, and the Enforcers sent to punish them - the game features “the Addicted”, hordes of infected humans brought to life by Kythera AI.

Working closely with Slingshot Cartel’s developers, Moon Collider extended our groundbreaking AI middleware, Kythera, to support the new platform, making Kythera’s core features available to Lumberyard developers as well as the already supported CryEngine and Unreal Engine 4.