YOU'RE THE TRAINER
YOUR ROBOT IS THE FIGHTER
THE WORLD IS YOUR ARENA
Machine Learning Gets Gamified As Utopos Games Brings Advanced AI To Games, Backed With $1 Million Seed Funding
Veteran game developers announce new game, Raivo, which gamifies the most ambitious machine learning technology seen in games by combining Pokemon, Championship Manager, and Auto Chess. [MORE]
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UTOPOS IN THE NEWS
VentureBeat: Utopos Games raises $1 million to make AI-based robot battle game Raivo
The intelligent robots of Raivo are based on UtopAI, a new reinforcement learning library developed by Utopos Games. UtopAI is an AI library designed for games. With integrations to Unity and Unreal Engine, UtopAI makes it very easy for game developers to include machine learning in their games. [MORE]
GamePress: Raivo brings Advanced AI to the Gaming World
Raivo seems like the next generation in gaming technology. The use of AI in this capacity has the ability to break open so many more opportunities in the gaming world. It is a fascinating use of technology and I can't wait to see how it is utilized. I already signed up for the pre-alpha in hopes of getting a sneak preview of the action because when this game launches, I have a feeling it is going to be big. [MORE]
/yo͞oˈtōpōs/ - The Good Place, The Place of Utopia
We are Utopos Games, a video game developer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. We’re comprised of industry veterans with an average of 20 years of professional game development experience. We’ve worked in leading roles on groundbreaking franchises like Command & Conquer, The Lord of the Rings, and more. We’ve built games for PCs, consoles and mobile, premium and free-to-play. We’ve built strategy games, arcade action games, shooters, and more. We’re a team of some of the world’s best and most experienced programmers, game designers and artists. We have the passion, the knowledge, and the experience to bring new games into the world.
We have all worked together in various different teams over the years, starting from Westwood Studios some 20 years ago. All of us still have a passion to create something new, push the industry, and are ready to come together. In early 2019, we did. We decided that it is time for us to found a new studio. Utopos Games was born.
We are already hard at work on our game Raivo. The game will be modern, accessible, cross-platform and free-to-play. We believe in driving the art of game making in ways that haven’t been pushed. We’re building something nobody’s done before and we firmly believe it can transform the world of games. We’re incredibly excited about this game, stay with us, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on social media, and join us on this journey!
Our second game Raivo will be available 2021. Sign up to be among the first to play it in Alpha on Steam in Q2 2020!
Jani Penttinen, Founder & CEO
One of the first game developers to come out of Finland. During the past 27 years Jani has worked for EA, Westwood Studios, Housemarque, Remedy Entertainment and founded a mobile game studio in China.
Elie Arabian, Co-founder
A seasoned Art Director with over 27 years of game industry experience. He started his career in 1992 at Westwood Studios and has also worked for Electronic Arts, Petroglyph Games, Instant Action, Garage games, Shuffle, Bally Technologies and is the founder and CEO of Arabian Art Studios.
John Comes, Co-founder
Having built games for over 18 years as a designer, engineer, producer, and more. He's been involved in major franchises such as Command & Conquer, Lord of the Rings, Supreme Commander, Planetary Annihilation, and Hello Neighbor.
One of the world’s leading AI programmers and visionaries. At Google AI, he wrote an Emmy award winning recommendation system for YouTube. At AirBnB, he wrote the dynamic pricing algorithm. And at Utopos, he is writing the best AI middleware for games.
Guntech is a remake of an Atari ST game called Utopos from 1993. This game was the first published game made by Utopos Games founder Mr. Jani Penttinen.
He has chronicled his history as a game developer, and how he helped shape the entire game industry in Finland, in a post here: https://www.janipenttinen.com/post/who-is-jani-penttinen-the-game-developer