New Cambridge games studio, Automaton, is working on technology to revolutionise multiplayer gaming.
Since incorporation in 2015, Automaton has pioneered a revolutionary approach to MMO design and development. It’s primary focus is pushing the boundaries of massively multiplayer online experiences for gamers.
In 2017 Automaton raised $10 million with Cambridge Venture Partners leading the investment.
Its first MMO is due for release this year – ‘Mavericks Proving Grounds’ – supports 1000 concurrent players in an ultra-high fidelity world. It is set in a huge, photoreal and highly dynamic environment, with strong character progression, social hubs, intelligent mission systems and global-scale player-driven narrative. Automaton partnered with Improbable to bring SpatialOS technology to the new game.
Automaton has a wealth of industry experience at its helm. Chairman Mark Gerhard is founder and CEO of AI, robotics and games company PlayFusion and former CEO of Jagex. CEO James Thompson made his first million dollars aged 17 with his AI software for players of Jagex’s MMORPG RuneScape.