Case Studies

Explore some of the worlds brought to life with Kythera AI

Aquanox: Deep Descent

Digital Arrow
Unreal Engine 4 · PC

A reboot of the classic Aquanox series, Aquanox: Deep Descent is a first-person vehicle-based shooter set in the aftermath of climate catastrophe. Players control a variety of customizable ships, engaging in fierce battles in a unique environment of underwater caverns and trenches. Powering submarines and sea life, Kythera AI provides intelligent navigation and adaptive combat in dynamic 3D geography.

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Ground Branch

Blackfoot Studios
Unreal Engine · PC

BlackFoot Studios set out to bring back the golden age of team-based tactical shooters, demanding AI that challenges and immerses players while allowing developers to realise their creative vision. The Ground Branch team chose Kythera AI mid-development, with the game already in early access, making use of Kythera’s seamless interoperability with Unreal Engine’s native tools for a smooth integration with their existing work.

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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

Wolcen Studios
CryEngine · PC

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is an open-world horror-fantasy RPG inspired by classics like Diablo and Marvel Heroes. Wolcen melds much-loved hack-and-slash gameplay with state-of-the-art graphics, and underpins it all with a truly modern AI. Using tools developed in close co-operation with studio creatives, Kythera AI powers fluid hordes of enemies, co-ordinated army formations, and generative dungeon levels.

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Deadhaus Sonata

Apocalypse Studios
PC · PS4 · Xbox One

Created by industry veteran and genre master Denis Dyack, the Lovecraftian fantasy ARPG Deadhaus Sonata is a spiritual successor to Denis’s previous acclaimed works Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Deadhaus’s team are using Kythera AI tools for group tactics, procedural generation, and dynamic navmesh

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Entrada Interactive
CryEngine · PC

Miscreated, crowned CryEngine’s Indie Game of the Year for 2018, takes players to a stark, post-nuclear setting populated by horrifying monsters – relying on AI to produce first-rate environments and enemies alike. Kythera AI helped Entrada to achieve their ambitious goals for navigation and combat in a huge, 64 km² landscape, and then to expand on those goals, enhancing gameplay with coordinated “wolf pack” AI for wild animals.

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Star Citizen

Cloud Imperium Games
CryEngine · PC

Backed by the biggest video game crowdfunder of all time, Star Citizen is the hotly anticipated space sim from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, promising classic space-trader gameplay combined with Hollywood-caliber visuals. The Kythera AI team worked closely with Cloud Imperium in the project’s early years, powering their spaceflight navigation until they were ready to take their AI tools development in-house.

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