Puchheim, Germany - Artificial Technology GmbH has announced the ongoing development of its middleware for artificial intelligence, EKI One. The Bavarian software studio will showcase EKI One 2.6, the latest version of its technology, to the professional audience at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from 2 to 4 March.
For the new version, Artificial Technology integrated its EKI One middleware into the Unity 3D development platform for games and interactive 3D on the Web, mobile, and consoles made by US-based developer Unity Technologies. The Bavarians will present the palette of features implemented in EKI One 2.6 at the Unity Technologies booth (Kiosk 2, Booth 1416).
Artificial Technology GmbH CEO Frank Gwosdz comments on the new release: "Making virtual worlds come to life--here, this vision is becoming reality. We are proud of the successful integration with Unity Technologies' extraordinary technology. It has never been this easy to create complex, authentic worlds so fast, intuitively and cost-efficiently."
Artificial Technology GmbH CEO Frank Gwosdz
EKI One 2.6 connects with Unity in the runtime environment, as well as in the game design workflow, enabling developers to implement changes which are automatically applied both when running the game (runtime) and while designing in Unity (workflow). Any extensions will directly benefit Unity users, with EKI One delivering enhanced functionality for editor, Web player, or standalone applications, and for the development of server-based online worlds.
In addition, Artificial Technology has improved user-friendliness in the EKI One Configurator environment and offers wide-ranging extensions for EKI One Server, the NPC behavior solution for online games. EKI One 2.6 consists of EKI One Engine, the technological core of the system; EKI One Server, the extension specifically suited for online games; and the graphical interface, EKI One Configurator.
GDC attendees can also experience EKI One hands-on in Albae Online, the latest release from online game developer Hellscreen, which features Artificial's new technology.