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Over the last few months, I’ve been extremely impressed with the community that’s built up around the blog — especially those of you that post comments! I promised everyone who asked (myself included) that I would launch a forum at some stage to bring this rather unique group of people together. However, I decided to wait until reaching 1,000 subscribers to build up a bit of momentum before launching it officially.
Well, you guys hit that magical number yesterday, but I figured it’d be best to leave it one more day to make sure! As it turns out, today is a perfect day to launch since there are exactly 210-1 daily readers now…
Anyway, that kind of geekiness is just the right tone to kick things off; the forums are dedicated exclusively to game AI enthusiasts who are passionate about what they do — and not ashamed of it! That includes:
Professionals and researchers keen to push the limits of game artificial intelligence in a noise free forum.
Students and beginners in game development who want to focus exclusively on AI and learn in a friendly environment.
Generally, I’d like to promote the same atmosphere that’s built up around the blog, which is rather unique on the web. With that in mind, here’s how the forums work:
English Language — Being able to build coherent sentences is the main requirement! There are many other game development forums for non-native speakers…
Friendly, Helpful — That’s a guideline for the moderators to help remove noise and encourage discussion.
Even if you don’t sign-up, the forums behind the scenes at AiGameDev.com will increasingly serve as support for the blog, and provide a basis for other things that are in the pipeline. So stay tuned!
Of course, if you’re looking for a more popular and general forum, there’s GameDev.net’s Artificial Intelligence Forum which is really excellent at providing game developers with AI advice when they need it.
Anyway, I hope to see you inside!