North Side’s Team
We are a multidisciplinary team of software developers and artists who work together to develop world class technology and use it in an immersive, genre-defining video game. The work environment is open and informal.
Our team and opportunities to join it
Here are some of the things we work on:
Our language/AI group works on diverse areas such as parsing, disambiguation, co-reference resolution, reasoning, dialog management and world-knowledge acquisition and use. People who join this group typically require an advanced degree in CS or Computational Linguistics. We work in Java, using the Versant OODBMS.
Our 3D engine group adds linguistic, animation, inverse kinematics and other functionalities to the Havok Vision engine, which interfaces with our server software. This group works in C++.
Our scripting group works on developing and validating a natural-language based scripting environment. People interested to develop leading edge gameplay that integrates dialogue with the characters should be interested to work in this group.
Our art department develops assets for the Bot Colony video game and follow on content – this involves concept design, 3D modelling and texturing, rigging, UI design, level design, animation and lighting.
If you are interested to join us, and you believe you have what it takes to make a contribution, please use the Contact form.
Eugene is the founder of North Side Inc. Eugene leads the company’s R&D work in natural language understanding and Artificial Intelligence, and its integration with 3D. Eugene wrote the Bot Colony novel (published in 2010), and led the Bot Colony game design.
Prior to North Side, Eugene founded Virtual Prototypes where he guided the development of VAPS, now the de facto standard for aerospace display design and software generation. Eugene also oversaw the development of flight simulation and war-gaming simulation products. On April 21, 1999 Eugene was inducted into the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum AW&ST Laureate Hall of Fame as the 1999 Electronics Laureate, for causing a paradigm shift in display development and simulation in aerospace. Virtual Prototypes went public on TSE in July 1999, and was later acquired by CAE (it now operates as Presagis).