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Recordings

Scaling AI for Open Worlds in Saints Row 4
Insider Broadcast April 30th, 2014

Scaling AI for Open Worlds in Saints Row 4

In this AAA interview, join Aaron Canary for a peek behind the scenes of the AI technology in Saints Row 4, the critically acclaimed open world game. What techniques were required to scale to a large world, and support multiple factions? How were the behaviors of NPCs implemented to support such a diversity in gameplay? Tune in on Thursday at 18:00 UTC (to be confirmed)!

Deathmatch AI in Alien Arena and the ACE Bots
Insider Broadcast April 17th, 2014

Deathmatch AI in Alien Arena and the ACE Bots

In this live tutorial, you'll learn how the bots in fast-pace deathmatch game Alien Arena are implemented. The code is open source and initially based on Steve Yeager's ACE bot. This broadcast will go over the different aspects of the bot AI, looking at both its architecture and noteworthy features. You'll take away lessons to implement bots into your own arena-style games!

Coverage, Take-Aways, Analysis and Trends from GDC 2014
Insider Broadcast March 30th, 2014

Coverage, Take-Aways, Analysis and Trends from GDC 2014

Tune in to this live broadcast for high-level coverage of GDC 2014 sessions, ranging from animation to game programming, and of course AI. More importantly, you'll hear our analysis of the major underlying trends of the event, as they have changed significantly in the past year, and how they affect you and your team.

Plan-Space Hierarchical Heuristic Search for Planned Assault in ARMA II
Insider Broadcast March 9th, 2014

Plan-Space Hierarchical Heuristic Search for Planned Assault in ARMA ...

In this interview with William van der Sterren, you'll hear about an Planned Assault: a web-based mission generator for ARMA II that uses a highly specialized planner. The AI that powers the site can generate large scale manoeuvres that involve hundreds of military units such as infantry, air support and armored divisions. This requires significant insights into the planning process that military uses, and lots ...

The Evolution Of Planning Applications and Algorithms in AAA Games
Insider Broadcast March 2nd, 2014

The Evolution Of Planning Applications and Algorithms in AAA Games

In this interview with Eric Jacopin, one of the leading researchers applying planning to games, you'll hear about the current state of planners in research and what their major pitfalls are if you intend to apply one off-the-shelf to your games. Based on recorded gameplay sessions, you'll also see his analysis of the progression of planners in the games industry since F.E.A.R. to KILLZONE 3 and in TRANSFORMERS: ...

The Great Behavior Tree Debate (May Include Mild Rants)
Insider Broadcast February 23rd, 2014

The Great Behavior Tree Debate (May Include Mild Rants)

Join Bobby Anguelov and Alex Champandard for an enlightening (and potentially controversial) debate about AI architectures, character design, and behavior trees. The broadcast will cover topics such as building architectures for use from designers, optimization problems and pitfalls, common issues and solutions with behavior trees, and many more topics that (WARNING) may turn into mild rants.

The Technology Behind Versu: A Simulationist Storytelling System
Insider Broadcast February 6th, 2014

The Technology Behind Versu: A Simulationist Storytelling System

This interview with Richard Evans (to be scheduled) will dig into Versu's text-based interactive dramas. You'll learn how the simulation models social practices as a way to coordinate between multiple agents, implemented using reactive joint plans. You'll see how this enables purposeful deliberative behavior while not taking away control from any of the characters in the simulation.