- For those gaming geeks and tireless Computer Science majors who love to hear what the newest innovations are in the technical department of the industry, Gamasutra
had a fascinating special feature article focusing on Artificial Intelligence, that subtle but very important part of a game that can make or break a game depending on its execution.
Here is that article for you guys to enjoy:
The topic for the developer discussion two weeks ago was What Trends in Game AI Do You Anticipate for 2008?
Here's a quick summary of the discussion, including comments and personal opinions, as well as tips to help you make the most of 2008.
The first few predictions cover the AAA games industry and how AI is going to affect the design of games made, both on next-gen consoles and PC.
The latter predictions go into more technical details, which applies to lower budget and independent games too.
1. Cooperative AI
Developers are getting much better at building cooperating groups of enemies. But in 2007, Half-Life 2: Episode 2
pushed the boundaries of character interaction with Alyx, gathering great reception from the players. HL2E2
, in fact, was given the 2007 AiGameDev.com Award for Best Game AI last...