A2M Moves Game Development Files with FileCatalyst

March 9, 2010—San Francisco, CA [PR Newswire]—Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers, is pleased to announce the selection of FileCatalyst Webmail by Artificial Mind & Movement. FileCatalyst Webmail allows Artificial Mind & Movement to manage and transfer game development files internally and globally, including game-supporting multimedia files and raw and binary game code.

FileCatalyst® acceleration technology is completely software-based, and is designed to overcome network performance bottlenecks to maximize use of available bandwidth. This technology is packaged into FileCatalyst Webmail, a solution which allows users to send files of any size to anywhere in the world, using only the recipient's email address and their own web browser.

As the largest independent game developer in Canada, Artificial Mind & Movement must enable efficient collaboration with its developers, artists, testers and publishers. With the massive increase in rich media in today's video games, moving content as quickly as possible between various international locations has become a huge priority that cannot be accomplished using traditional methods such as FTP.

"Transferring a large volume of files to publishers located all over the world, combined with the burden of managing multiple FTP sites and accounts, was becoming a challenge for both production and IT departments", says Stephane Magnan, Information Technology Director. "We evaluated several file transfer solutions and came to the conclusion that FileCatalyst provides the best combination of performance and features. FileCatalyst's ease of use, self-service, and effortless management helped tremendously in removing deadline pressures."

With online storage, file tracking, user groups, APIs, and integration with Microsoft Outlook™, FileCatalyst Webmail provides an ideal solution for game development companies to collaborate on large files over any distance.

"We are pleased to be one of the integral applications deployed by Artificial Mind & Movement" said Chris Bailey, CEO of Unlimi-Tech Software. "The gaming industry is experiencing huge issues relating to delivery of the massive amounts of content in today's games. FileCatalyst allows game development companies to minimize file transfer times, improving productivity across the game development workflow."

About Artificial Mind & Movement

Based in Montreal, Quebec, Artificial Mind & Movement is Canada's largest independent game developer, employing 450 talented people in Montreal, Quebec and Santiago, Chile. Since 1992, the company has developed 120 titles across every game platform, including its highly-stylized third person shooter WET™. The Artificial Mind & Movement studios work with the industry's top publishers and licensors, including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Disney, Electronic Arts, Fox, Konami, LucasArts, Viacom and Warner. Artificial Mind & Movement is committed to producing unparalleled game experiences with original or licensed Intellectual Properties.

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