Publication
Title
Model-based design of computer-controlled game character behavior
Author
Abstract
Recently, the complexity of modern, real-time computer games has increased drastically. The need for sophisticated game AI, in particular for Non-Player Characters, grows with the demand for realistic games. Writing consistent, re-useable and efficient AI code has become hard. We demonstrate how modeling game AI at an appropriate abstraction level using an appropriate modeling language has many advantages. A variant of Rhapsody Statecharts is proposed as an appropriate formalism. The Tank Wars game by Electronic Arts (EA) is used to demonstrate our concrete approach. We show how the use of the Statecharts formalism leads quite naturally to layered modeling of game AI and allows modelers to abstract away from choices between, for example, time-slicing and discrete-event time management. Finally, our custom tools are used to synthesize efficient C++ code to insert into the Tank Wars main game loop.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Lecture notes in computer science. - Berlin, 1973, currens
Publication
Berlin : 2007
ISSN
0302-9743 [print]
1611-3349 [online]
Volume/pages
4735(2007), p. 650-665
ISI
000250337600044
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.06.2013
Last edited 13.07.2017