After two years of quietly fine-tuning and over 11 million Swedish kronor in external financing, Stockholm-based start-up Elias has unveiled their Elias Engine, a revolutionary music engine for games that combines interactivity with high quality music.
The Elias Engine provides the player with an immersive and personalised gaming experience that adapts precisely to how that particular individual chooses to play, with the engine’s AI ”listening” ahead and adapting to every change and shift in order to make the most optimal musical transition possible.
“Every player has their own unique method of playing. We’re proud to have, for the first time in game industry history, managed to create a more personal experience in which the player can enjoy something that’s like their own soundtrack based on their particular way of playing,” says Elias co-founder and product manager Kristofer Eng.
Elias has worked in close partnership with developers such as Avalanche Studios to refine their technology, and their music engine has been used in the game Gauntlet by Arrowhead and Warner Bros.
Backed by a handful of high-profile leaders within IT, music and gaming; among them Grammy-winning musician Andreas Kleerup, now venture capital firm Wellstreet has joined the impressive group of investors behind Elias.
“We’re targeting game developers and composers who want to take their games to the next level and also provide the player with the additional value of a more personalised and dynamic gaming experience,” adds Kristofer Eng. “We represent a paradigm shift for adaptive music in the gaming industry. Elias is not only used to save time and money, but also for its simplicity and professional handling of music. In the same way that film music has become a natural element of the entire viewing experience, we want to set the same standard for music in games.”
Founded by musician/composer Kristofer Eng and programmer/audio engineer Philip Bennefall, Swedish Elias is a vibrant company providing quality products and services bridging the gaps between game developers and music composers.
Learn more about Elias at www.eliassoftware.com.