Welcome to PathEngine, home of the most advanced pathfinding library commercially available.

Go beyond nav-meshes with robust integrated dynamic obstacle management.

PathEngine's sophisticated points-of-visibility core means:

  • A powerful and well-defined motion space description (essentially: augmented navigation meshes for ground management + static and dynamic obstacle detail + automatic expansion by pathfinding agent shape).
  • Paired pathfinding and collision, for efficient and effective reactive behaviours and fundamentally robust movement planning.
  • Fast pathfinding over long distances, with no aliasing.

Commercial clients are invited to request an evaluation.
Full support will be provided during your evaluation.

Students and hobbyists are invited to try out the 'testbed-only' version of the SDK, which can be found on the downloads page.
Source code for the demo is also provided. This is a great way, then, to get started learning about implementing intelligent agent movement.

Extensive documentation is available online, here.

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News and Releases

8th April 14 Game Release

Congratulations to Rare on the release of 'Kinect Sports Rivals' (a PathEngine licensed title, for Xbox One)

18th March 14 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by GameDotDNA.

21st February 14 SDK release 5.34

SDK interfaces added for Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Java Native Interface (JNI).
PathEngine can now be used with CLR languages such as C# and Visual Basic, and Java.

14th November 13 Product Announcement

Monolith has announced 'Shadow of Mordor'
(a PathEngine licensed title, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC).

7th October 13 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by East Interactive.

20th September 13 SDK release 5.33

Very significant memory footprint reductions.
Improved external edge optimisation.

10th September 13 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), for the 'Virtual Environments for Knowledge Mobilization' project.

16th July 13 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Gameprix, for 'Divine Souls'.

2nd July 13 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for 'Adventure Park' (B-Alive).

30th May 13 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for another title at Smilegate.

21st May 13 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Movegames, for 'Digimon Masters'.

14th May 13 Game Release

Congratulations to 4A Games on the release of 'Metro: Last Light'!

11th April 13 SDK release 5.32

Graph search optimisations for big speedups with dynamic obstacles.
Testbed and examples ported to x64 and Linux.
x64 binaries package available.

9th April 13 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Creant, for 'Blitz 2'.

1st January 13 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for another title at Rare (Microsoft Game Studios).

4th December 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Aurora World.

20th November 12 SDK release 5.31

Unobstructed space optimisation (by boundary simplification).
Fast incremental update for run-time unobstructed space generation.
Android port, find closest position improvements, group movement example code.

4th November 12 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for 'Maple Story 2' (Nexon).

11th October 12 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for another title at YD Online.

6th September 12 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Firefly Studios, for 'Stronghold Crusader 2'.

23rd July 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by UTPlus, for an unannounced project.

7th June 12 SDK release 5.30

Preprocess generation rationalisation.
Extended 'findClosestUnobstructedPosition' query.
Pathfinding space optimisation.
Generalised memory allocation customisation hooks.
Performance and memory improvements.

30th May 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Maius Games, for 'Monarch Online'.

22nd May 12 Event

PathEngine is proud to be a sponsor for the Game/AI Conference 2012 (September 18th and 19th, in Vienna, Austria).
If you're going to the conference, and would like to meet up, please get in touch!

4th May 12 New Licensed Titles

PathEngine is licensed for two additional titles at ZootFly (PC, Xbox 360, PS3).

3rd May 12 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for another title at Eyedentity Games ('Dungeon Striker').

24th April 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by IKGAMES (South Korea).

26th March 12 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Reloaded Studios, for 'The Day'.

27th February 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Smilegate.

24th February 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Eyedentity Games.

19th January 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by TN Soft, for 'Project R'.

13th January 12 SDK release 5.29

Mechanism for temporarily ignoring obstacles without invalidating dynamic collision caches (for maximum performance).
Fast connectivity querying against changing obstacle state.
Preprocess generation optimisations.

12th January 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Joymax, for 'Silkroad 2'.

4th January 12 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Liveplex, for 'Queen's Blade'.

16th December 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Jagex, for 'Transformers Universe'.

27th September 11 SDK release 5.28

Very significant speedups and memory management improvements.
New content processing functionality and options.

30th August 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Nexon Korea, for 'Bubble Fighter' ,

29th July 11 New Licensed Titles

PathEngine is licensed for 'Tiger and Chicken' (PC, Xbox 360), and another unannounced title (PC, Xbox 360, PS3), at Deck13 Interactive.

28th July 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for another unannounced title, at IMC Games.

16th June 11 SDK release 5.27

Memory and performance optimisations.
Voxel 3D processing improvements.

17th May 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Gravity, for 'Ragnarok Online 2'.

16th May 11 Game Release

Congratulations to CD Projekt RED on the release of 'The Witcher 2'.

11th May 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by UserJoy.

5th April 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for 'Airline Tycoon 2' (B-Alive).

17th March 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Ginno Games.

14th March 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by JoyCity.

11th March 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by CC Network Ltd. (China).

25th February 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by HanbitSoft for 'R.O.D.'.

15th February 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by Hope Island Inc. for two new titles.

14th February 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by ZootFly, for a yet to be announced title (PC, Xbox 360, PS3).

8th February 11 SDK release 5.26

Internal reorganisation and refactoring.
Significant optimisations.

17th January 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed by Bigpoint, for 'Drakensang Online'.

14th January 11 New Licensed Title

PathEngine is licensed for 'Warbane' (MGame).

10th January 11 New Licensee

PathEngine is licensed by N. DOLPHIN SOFT.

See also:

News archives: current news, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Changelogs for: the main PathEngine SDK, the 3DS Max and Maya exporters