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Bots of Lightning: Designing AI for MAGICKA that Withstands Electrocution

Alex J. Champandard on October 19, 2011

How would you go about designing and architecting an AI to play MAGICKA? Specifically, what do you need to build a bot capable of replacing human co-op partners if necessary, accompanying the player through single player missions. The game presents many challenges, including a wide variety of spells that result from combinations of basic elements, not forgetting the challenges of finding good positions and balancing attack with defense.