If you’ve known me for some time, you know that I have been working at a company that works in the Aerospace market that is currently called Presagis. Well, before being bought by CAE, Presagis was called Engenuity Technologies and even before that, it was called Virtual Prototypes. The original company was created around a tool called VAPS, created by Eugene Joseph, that was designed to accelerate the creation of aircraft displays.
Since then, Eugene has moved on to other projects and the latest one of these was announced today at GDC, a video game called Bot Colony. Based on research on natural language analysis that Eugene’s company (North Side), has been doing for many years, Bot Colony is an adventure game where the player interacts with a variety of robots living on an island using natural speech. The results are quite impressive and you can see a demo on YouTube.
Good luck to the whole North Side team on bringing this game to market.