Artificial Technology GmbH brings with new "EKI One" middleware intelligence into play Computer and video games are already captivating with their realistic graphical style.
What is still missing in this virtual world, however, are
intelligent residents, but this will change soon.
Artificial Technology GmbH, a company located in Puchheim, near
Munich in Germany, is busily working on a brand new software that
allows for an efficient implementation of emotional and artificial
intelligence in the world of games: EKI One!
The high-tech start-up fonds Management GmbH, Bayern Kapital GmbH
(Seedfonts Bayern) and the Falk Strascheg Holding have realised this
potential and invested 720,000 euros in the company.
Diving into another world and becoming one with the hero - this is what Frank
Gwosdz, Serein Pfeiffer and Daniel Renner had dreamt of since childhood.
However, in the existing computer and video games, the passionate gamers
and software engineers have been missing vivacious characters who are able
to show their feelings, to establish and maintain relations, to communicate and
to learn. A shortcoming that gave birth to a new business concept: Modular
middleware for emotional and artificial intelligence.
The release is scheduled for this spring, 2008. "We have already found a
reputable partner, but are still looking for further interested game developers
and studios that want to make a title with a highly vivid world", says Managing
Director Frank Gwosdz and explains the benefits and values of EKI One: "This
middleware helps game producers not only to take advantage of the
technology edge, but also to reduce development time and costs."
Gwosdz, Pfeiffer and Renner spared no expense, time and effort to delve into
the personality and social psychology and to develop every single middleware
module (up to the smallest byte). In May 2005, the three students rented a
small one-room office that they could afford due to various IT projects. But
only one year later, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and
Technology approved the Exist Seed sponsorship for start-ups and provided
them space and technical support at the Munich University of Applied
Sciences. Shortly thereafter, the FLÜGGE funding program of the Bavarian
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts approved financial support as well.
Thus, Gwosdz, Pfeiffer and Renner could fully concentrate on EKI One and
could inform themselves on problems, requests and requirements of software
engineers at national and international trade shows and conferences. Not only
the funds but also the positive feedback of potential customers and consumers
as well as the numerous awards confirm them in the sense that they are on
the right track. To mention just a few examples, they won the award at the
Munich Business Plan Contest 2007, were awarded at the multimedia start-up
competition "Gründerwettbewerb Multimedia 2006" and finished third at the
A decisive step towards future was the investment of the high-tech start-up
funds Management GmbH, Bayern Kapital GmbH and the Falk Strascheg
Holding with a value of 720,000 euros. The three Artificials founded a private
limited company and moved to a bigger office in Puchheim where - together
with eight employees - they focus on fine tuning the EKI One software version
to perfection - thus making their childhood dream come true. Game
developers and consumers can already look forward to a more intense game
event. The stories will become more profound, the characters more vivid, the
team mates more authentic and the counterparts more demanding. In brief -
the most important with the game will increase - and this is fun!
For further information on the EKI One middlerware and on the Artificial Technology GmbH,
refer to www.artificial-technology.com.
Artificial Technology GmbH
82178 Puchheim, Germany
Fon. +49/89/800 76 - 124
Fax. +49/89/800 76 - 125
Bei den Mühren 70
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Fon. +49/40/43 09 39 49
Fax. +49/40/43 09 39 97