Atlas, the stealthy brainchild of a 12-person AI team led by Adam Cheyer and Siamak Hodjat, has emerged from two years in stealth mode with a bang. The platform's vision is nothing short of transformative: partnering with gaming giants like Square Enix, Consortium9, and Shrapnel, it aims to reshape the gaming landscape by slashing creation time and boosting creativity.
The company recently closed funding rounds, securing $6 million from investors like 6th Man Ventures and Collab+Currency. These funds will propel Atlas forward, expanding their suite of developer solutions. Current partners already benefit from Atlas' technology, witnessing up to a 200x increase in asset development speed with a 50% reduction in production time.
Ben James, CEO of Atlas, expressed immense excitement about this milestone, highlighting the platform's unique approach that puts creators at the forefront. Atlas' software is the result of a seasoned team with 50+ years of combined AI, gaming, and design expertise, aiming to augment creators' workflows and intuition.
Key industry figures, including Mike Dudas of 6MV, echoed this sentiment, praising Atlas for its potential to revolutionize virtual world creation. Their AI-driven technology allows partners to generate entire virtual worlds and assets aligned with existing IPs in record time.
"In recent years, the rising cost of game development has been challenging for the entire game industry, and gen AI is expected to help streamline the process in new and exciting ways," said Hideaki Uehara, General Manager of Investment & Business Development Department, Square Enix Holdings. "We are excited about Atlas' unique technology and look forward to seeing how it might unlock efficiencies in our business."
Brooks Brown, CEO of Consortium9, praised Atlas for making the impossible a reality by facilitating rapid game landscape creation and reconstruction.
While Atlas is currently accessible for enterprise use, exciting plans for a public platform alpha testing phase are on the horizon, promising an even more inclusive future for game developers and creators worldwide.
Atlas' cutting-edge technology, developed ethically in line with the EU's guidelines, to revolutionize gaming and virtual experiences as we know them.
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Atlas collaborates with game developers and brands globally, offering a suite of AI products geared toward both enterprise and next-gen creators, promising to usher in a new era of gaming innovation.