A.I. – The little things that make Games great!

You do not need the fanciest high polygon graphics, the best particle collisions or craziest motion blur effects to great stunning results.

Sometimes the small details matter that make your game great.

I was pretty much amazed how the following very simple but nice animation impact the game atmosphere.

AI has discovered Trash and calls the teachers to blame the person who did it

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A.I. Inspiration from Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

Long time ago when I started crafting an A.I., I had the following approach.

1) First the Player is doing something (e.g. hitting a NPC)

. . .  and THEN . . .

2) The NPC (None Playable Character) should response / do something

Now I realize this is completely wrong. The Key of a good and amazing A.I. is the fact that the A.I. is actually doing something interesting just by themselves. Continue reading “A.I. Inspiration from Roller Coaster Tycoon 3”