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  Athenascope’s AI-Powered Highlights Effortlessly Capture Top Gameplay Moments with the Launch of Official Windows App
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 23, 2019 - Athenascope, a games tech startup that aims to change the way we play and watch games together, today announced the release of its official Windows app, making it easier than ever before for gamers to share automatically generated highlight reels of their top gameplay moments.

The Athenascope Windows app automatically detects supported games and sends your gameplay sessions to Athenascope’s servers, where the company’s computer vision AI technology chooses top moments and outputs fully produced highlight videos and clips for users to share with friends. Available for free, Athenascope now supports Respawn Entertainment’s smash-hit battle royale title, Apex Legends, in addition to Fortnite, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

Watch the Athenascope App launch video here:

“When we introduced Athenascope to the world in February, we were thrilled to find out that there are a ton of gamers out there who want to share their gameplay moments with friends,” said Chris Kirmse, founder and CEO of Athenascope. “One of the top requests we heard from our community was to make it even easier to send your gameplay to us, so we decided to build the Athenascope App to make the process dead-simple.”

The Athenascope App streamlines the process of getting highlights for average gamers, while streamers can link their Twitch accounts to get clips from past broadcasts to promote their channels on social media.

Athenascope harnesses high-tech computer vision technology (the same AI method that powers self-driving cars), and brings it to games, beginning with automatic highlights and leading to future developments like AI coaching. The company recently raised a $2.5 million seed round led by First Round Capital, with the fund’s founder, Josh Kopelman, joining the Athenascope board of directors.

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About Athenascope

Athenascope is changing the way we play and watch games together. Using cutting-edge developments in computer vision and artificial intelligence, Athenascope analyzes gameplay and automatically surfaces the most important moments and information. The company has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital, with the fund’s founder Josh Kopelman joining the board of directors. In February 2019 Athenascope launched automatic, social highlight reels, allowing gamers to easily share top moments from their gaming sessions with friends. Athenascope was founded in 2018 by Chris Kirmse, creator of Xfire, and is based in Mountain View, California.

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Chris Heintz for Athenascope

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