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AI and artificial life in video games [electronic resource] / Guy W. Lecky-Thompson.

By: Lecky-Thompson, Guy W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Charles River Media/Cengage Technology, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xv, 332 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781584506164 (electronic bk.); 1584506164 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computer games | Artificial intelligence | Video games -- Design | Jeux d'ordinateur | Intelligence artificielle | Jeux vid�eo -- Conception | GAMES -- Video & Electronic | Computer games | Artificial intelligence | Video games / Design | Computer games | Artificial intelligence | Video games / DesignGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: AI and artificial life in video games.DDC classification: 794.8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Defining Artificial Intelligence -- Knowledge Management -- AI Put Simply -- Defining Artificial Life -- Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Intelligence -- Ch. 2. Using Artificial Intelligence in Video Games -- AI in Video Games -- Applying the Theories -- Ch. 3. Uses for Artificial Life in Video Games -- Modeling Natural Behavior -- AI Techniques in A-Life -- Using A-Life in Video Game Development -- A-Life in the Design Phase -- A-Life in the Development Phase -- A-Life in Video Game Testing -- Post-Development A-Life -- Ch. 4. The A-Life Programming Paradigm -- A-Life: The Game within the Game -- Evolving Behavior -- Planning the A-Life Implementation -- Summary -- Ch. 5. Building Blocks -- AI and A-Life Building Blocks -- Deploying the Building Blocks -- Ground-Up Deployment -- Summary -- Ch. 6. The Power of Emergent Behavior -- Defining Emergent Behavior -- The "Sum of Parts" Emergence Design -- The Individual Dynamic Emergence Design -- The Group Dynamic Emergence Design -- The Reproductive Mechanism in Emergence -- Ch. 7. Testing with artificial Life -- Testing A-Life -- Bottom-Up Testing -- Testing AI with A-Life -- Testing A-Life with A-Life -- Ch. 8. Several A-Life Examples -- Movement and Interaction -- A-Life Control Systems -- A-Life in Puzzles, Board Games, Simulations -- Video Game Personalities -- Ch. 9. Multiplayer AI and A-Life -- Managing Emergence -- Enhancing the Experience -- Implementing A-Life in Multiplayer Environments -- Ch. 10. The Application of A-Life Outside the Lab -- Simple Genetic Algorithms -- Breeding Behavioral Patterns -- Datasets versus Functionality.
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Ch. 1. Introduction -- Defining Artificial Intelligence -- Knowledge Management -- AI Put Simply -- Defining Artificial Life -- Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Intelligence -- Ch. 2. Using Artificial Intelligence in Video Games -- AI in Video Games -- Applying the Theories -- Ch. 3. Uses for Artificial Life in Video Games -- Modeling Natural Behavior -- AI Techniques in A-Life -- Using A-Life in Video Game Development -- A-Life in the Design Phase -- A-Life in the Development Phase -- A-Life in Video Game Testing -- Post-Development A-Life -- Ch. 4. The A-Life Programming Paradigm -- A-Life: The Game within the Game -- Evolving Behavior -- Planning the A-Life Implementation -- Summary -- Ch. 5. Building Blocks -- AI and A-Life Building Blocks -- Deploying the Building Blocks -- Ground-Up Deployment -- Summary -- Ch. 6. The Power of Emergent Behavior -- Defining Emergent Behavior -- The "Sum of Parts" Emergence Design -- The Individual Dynamic Emergence Design -- The Group Dynamic Emergence Design -- The Reproductive Mechanism in Emergence -- Ch. 7. Testing with artificial Life -- Testing A-Life -- Bottom-Up Testing -- Testing AI with A-Life -- Testing A-Life with A-Life -- Ch. 8. Several A-Life Examples -- Movement and Interaction -- A-Life Control Systems -- A-Life in Puzzles, Board Games, Simulations -- Video Game Personalities -- Ch. 9. Multiplayer AI and A-Life -- Managing Emergence -- Enhancing the Experience -- Implementing A-Life in Multiplayer Environments -- Ch. 10. The Application of A-Life Outside the Lab -- Simple Genetic Algorithms -- Breeding Behavioral Patterns -- Datasets versus Functionality.

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