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Level Design and AI Integration: Methods and Tools

Alex J. Champandard on March 21, 2011

As Jay Wilbur once said, "Level Design is where the rubber hits the road." No matter how great your programming or how well designed your NPC behaviors, a level designer can make your work look like the most terrible or amazing AI ever built!

This beginner-level tutorial digs into the elusive and rarely discussed topic of setting up and scripting AI from a level design perspective. You'll learn about out the two major ways you can setup your characters in your level editor, and what tools you need to be able to create fun experiences for the player!