|Type of business||Private|
|Founded||15 April 2012|
|Headquarters||10 Bishops Square, London, E1 6EG, UK |
|Founder(s)||Herman Narula, Peter Lipka, Rob Whitehead.|
Improbable Worlds Limited (commonly referred to as Improbable) is a British multinational technology company founded in 2012, and headquartered in London, England. It makes distributed simulation software for video games and corporate use.
The company has created SpatialOS, a computation platform that enables the creation of massive simulations and virtual worlds for use in video games and corporate simulations. The firm partnered with Google in December, 2016. The software was released into open beta in February, 2017.
In 2018, Improbable founded a branch office in Edmonton, Alberta, in western Canada. Aaryn Flynn - a former general manager at BioWare Edmonton - was hired to serve as the general manager of Improbable's North American operations anchored out of Edmonton.
Its founder, Herman Narula, is the son of Harpinder Singh Narula. The company was founded in 2012 and run by Narula and his colleagues from his parents' Hertfordshire house, Hyver Hall, through the end of 2013.
January 2019 saw a public conflict between Improbable and Unity Technologies, the developers of the Unity game engine. Improbable asserted that a change in the Terms of Service for Unity made in December 2018 would make it illegal to use SpatialOS, affecting several existing games and ones under development. Unity countered that Improbable had been in breach of the Terms of Service for more than a year and had been notified of this, and the change would only affect Improbable and not those developers of games already using it. Improbable partnered with Epic Games, the makers of the competing Unreal Engine to provide a US$25 million fund to help developers that may be affected by this change to more open solutions.
- Worlds Adrift (2017, for Microsoft Windows)
- Mavericks: Proving Grounds (2018, for Microsoft Windows)
- Scavengers (TBA, for Microsoft Windows)
- Seed (TBA, for Microsoft Windows)
- Lazarus (2018, for Microsoft Windows)
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