Epic Games have recently completed the acquisition of Kamu, the makers of the anti-cheat software used in Fortnite as well as several other popular AAA games (such as FarCry 5, Paladins, Vermintide 2, DragonBall Fighters and many more). In addition to anti-cheat software, kamu also create game community and analytics software. While no announcements have been made yet, I assume it’s only a matter of time until this technology is integrated directly into the Unreal game engine.
Details of the acquisition from Epic Games:
Today we are pleased to welcome Kamu to the Epic family. Kamu is a Helsinki-based company supporting the live management of player satisfaction, community building, and game integrity.
Founded in 2013, Kamu offers a suite of services focusing on game security, game telemetry, and game management. Kamu’s Easy Anti-Cheat service protects more than 80 games and is installed by over 100 million PC players globally.
“Kamu’s team and tools have been key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that’s fair for all players,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games.
Simon Allaeys, CEO of Kamu said, “Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true, but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences. Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.”
Sweeney continued, “Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle. Kamu’s tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch. At Epic, we succeed when developers succeed!”
The Kamu team will continue to expand its services in support of all customers and all of the engines they’ve chosen, while Epic’s new presence in Helsinki will serve as a base for recruiting technology, engine, and online service developers in Finland.