🕹 Playing computer #games is fun, but did you know that there is a whole research area about Artificial Intelligence and Games? 🎮
🔼 AI can play the game:
Games are hard and interesting problems that offer different AI challenges. You've probably heard of the AI success in #Chess and Go, which are deterministic, turn-based games with perfect information. The research frontier lies in non-deterministic, real-time games with imperfect information.💡
🔽 AI can be used to model player experience. The aim of this is to:
◽ better understand player experience/behaviour
◽ assist designers and players
◽ increase the engagement with the game
◽ improve player experience
▶️ Player experience is seen as the holy grail in game design and development because the perfect game is tailored to the player, learning from the player what is experienced as #fun.
◀️ AI can support game design
Games are content-intensive. But this content needs to be created, too. The virtual worlds must be vast, diversified and interesting so that players don't get bored. #deeplearning can be used for procedural content generation.
🏞 An example of AI-assisted generation of landscapes with hills and trees can be seen in this game jam project:
That's super mesmerizing to watch, isn't it?
Contributing editor: Carina Mieth