Middleware firm Kynogon has announced that starting in August 2006, the company will have an office in Montreal, Canada. This office will house the company's technical support as well as North American Sales and all marketing and communication operations. Jacques Gaubil, COO and co-founder of Kynogon, will relocate to Canada in order to lead the new office.
The French-headquartered company develops and markets A.I. software for real-time behavior simulation. Kynogon’s technology is used by game developers such as Electronic Arts and Atari, as well as by firms such as EADS and British Aerospace. Kynogon has 6 years experience providing AI production solutions for the games industry, working with clients from preproduction to gold master. The company’s latest offering is its A.I. engine, Kynapse.
“This expansion is part of the Kynogon vision. With this move, we will be able to offer our customers extended support hours. In particular, our North American customers will benefit from a closer relationship with our teams,” Pierre Pontevia, Kynogon CEO, commented. “Our offices in Paris and Montreal will cooperate to bring our customers the best possible service.”
“Montreal boasts a significant cluster of game studios and competitive advantages for companies that serve the video game industry. Our Montreal team will collaborate closely with the Paris team and serve our European and Asian customers, while serving our North American clients better than ever before,” Jacques Gaubil stated. “On a personal note, my family and I are very excited about moving to a city known for its multiculturalism and the quality of life enjoyed there.”