This article was published for AiGameDev.com INSIDERS, free by registration. You can sign-up here in less than a minute... If you're already registered, log-in from the top right menu.

Insider Teaser
TwistedTree

Understanding the Second-Generation of Behavior Trees – #AltDevConf

Alex J. Champandard on February 26, 2012

This video tutorial provides the most comprehensive overview of the implementation of behavior trees to date. Since their incremental evolution into the games industry ~8 years ago, a lot has changed and there are clear trends in their uses and applications in commercial games. You'll learn the key principles behind first- and second-generation behavior trees as they are currently used in games — and what challenges and opportunities this presents for your game's AI and scripting system.