AI for Game Developers: Creating Intelligent Behavior in by David M Bourg,Glenn Seemann

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By David M Bourg,Glenn Seemann

Advances in 3D visualization and physics-based simulation know-how be sure that online game builders to create compelling, visually immersive gaming environments that have been in basic terms dreamed of years in the past. yet state-of-the-art online game avid gamers have grown in sophistication besides the video games they play. it truly is now not sufficient to wow your gamers with superb pix; the next move in developing much more immersive video games is more advantageous man made intelligence, or AI.Fortunately, complex AI online game innovations are in the snatch of each online game developer--not simply those that commit their careers to AI. in case you are new to video game programming or in case you are an skilled online game programmer who must wake up to hurry fast on AI options, you will discover AI for online game Developers to be the precise start line for realizing and utilising AI options on your games.Written for the amateur AI programmer, AI for video game Developers introduces you to innovations reminiscent of finite kingdom machines, fuzzy common sense, neural networks, etc, in hassle-free, easy-to-understand language, supported with code samples in the course of the whole ebook (written in C/C++). From uncomplicated concepts resembling chasing and evading, trend move, and flocking to genetic algorithms, the booklet provides a mixture of deterministic (traditional) and non-deterministic (newer) AI suggestions aimed squarely at novices AI builders. different subject matters coated within the ebook include:

  • Potential functionality established hobbies: a method that handles chasing, evading swarming, and collision avoidance simultaneously
  • Basic pathfinding and waypoints, together with a complete bankruptcy dedicated to the A* pathfinding algorithm
  • AI scripting
  • Rule-based AI: find out about variations except fuzzy good judgment and finite nation machines
  • Basic probability
  • Bayesian techniques

Unlike different books at the topic, AI for online game Developers does not try to disguise each point of online game AI, yet to supply you with usable, complex recommendations you could practice on your video games right away. If you may have desired to use AI to increase the play-life of your video games, cause them to tougher, and most significantly, cause them to extra enjoyable, then this ebook is for you.

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