Kythera AI receives EPIC MegaGrant

Edinburgh, Scotland (29th March 2023) - Kythera AI, an established developer of AI middleware for computer game development, announced today they had received an EPIC MegaGrant from EPIC Games.

“Building great AI into a game is key to delivering the best gameplay experience” explains Kythera AI Founder and Lead Architect Matthew Jack.  “we are delighted that the team at EPIC Games share our enthusiasm for giving game developers great tools to create Non Playing Characters that are realistic, interesting, effective and sometimes simply plain scary!”

“Our project to develop really exciting new navigation capabilities as a plugin for Unreal Engine will be going to a leading AAA studio for testing in the next couple of months ” says Project Lead Chris Brown, “and we are incredibly excited at the prospect of making these cool tools available to all Unreal Engine users.”

About EPIC Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is an American company founded by CEO Tim Sweeney. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has more than 40 offices worldwide. Today Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.

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About Kythera AI

Kythera AI is a middleware developer specialising in AI for video games based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Founder Matthew Jack has worked over a decade to build a team and a toolset focussed on enabling ambitious studios to create the best possible gameplay experience.  A Tech Nation Rising Star (Scotland and UK) in 2022, the company has evolved from a consultancy to a product and services company supplying games studios and simulation providers across the UK, Europe and North America.

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