AI for Game Developers: Creating Intelligent Behavior in by David M Bourg,Glenn Seemann

By David M Bourg,Glenn Seemann

Advances in 3D visualization and physics-based simulation expertise guarantee that video game builders to create compelling, visually immersive gaming environments that have been simply dreamed of years in the past. yet present day online game gamers have grown in sophistication besides the video games they play. it truly is not adequate to wow your avid gamers with incredible pics; the next move in growing much more immersive video games is superior man made intelligence, or AI.Fortunately, complicated AI online game options are in the seize of each online game developer--not simply those that devote their careers to AI. in case you are new to video game programming or in case you are an skilled online game programmer who must wake up to hurry speedy on AI strategies, you will discover AI for video game Developers to be the best place to begin for realizing and employing AI recommendations in your games.Written for the amateur AI programmer, AI for online game Developers introduces you to ideas comparable to finite nation machines, fuzzy good judgment, neural networks, and so on, in hassle-free, easy-to-understand language, supported with code samples during the whole booklet (written in C/C++). From simple strategies resembling chasing and evading, development move, and flocking to genetic algorithms, the e-book offers a mixture of deterministic (traditional) and non-deterministic (newer) AI recommendations aimed squarely at newbies AI builders. different themes coated within the publication include:

  • Potential functionality dependent hobbies: a strategy that handles chasing, evading swarming, and collision avoidance simultaneously
  • Basic pathfinding and waypoints, together with a whole bankruptcy dedicated to the A* pathfinding algorithm
  • AI scripting
  • Rule-based AI: know about editions except fuzzy common sense and finite kingdom machines
  • Basic probability
  • Bayesian techniques

Unlike different books at the topic, AI for online game Developers does not try and hide each point of online game AI, yet to supply you with usable, complex options you could observe on your video games at once. If you have got desired to use AI to increase the play-life of your video games, lead them to tougher, and most significantly, lead them to extra enjoyable, then this publication is for you.

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