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Kynapse is the artificial intelligence middleware product developed by Kynogon, which was bought by Autodesk in 2008, and is since called Autodesk Kynapse.

Kynapse main functionalities[edit]

Kynapse includes:

  • An automatic AI data generation tool
  • A complete 3D pathfinding
  • Spatial reasoning
  • The management of dynamic and destructible terrains
  • Streaming mechanisms to handle very large terrains
  • Optimizations for multicore/multiprocessing/Cell architectures


Kynapse has been used in the development of more than 80 game titles including Mafia II, Crackdown,[1] Alone in the Dark 5,[2] Fable II, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, Watchmen: The End Is Nigh, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar[3] and the Unreal engine. Kynapse is also being used by companies such as EADS,[4] BAE Systems or Électricité de France to develop military or industrial simulation.


Kynapse is available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Wii[5] and Wii U.[6]


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