Game AI Pro 2 Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals
Game AI Pro2: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals presents cutting-edge tips, tricks, and techniques for artificial intelligence (AI) in games, drawn from developers of shipped commercial games as well as some of the best-known academics in the field. It contains knowledge, advice, hard-earned wisdom, and insights gathered from across the community of developers and researchers who have devoted themselves to game AI.
In this book, 47 expert developers and researchers have come together to bring you their newest advances in game AI, along with twists on proven techniques that have shipped in some of the most successful commercial games of the last few years. The book provides a toolbox of proven techniques that can be applied to many common and not-so-common situations. It is written to be accessible to a broad range of readers. Beginners will find good general coverage of game AI techniques and a number of comprehensive overviews, while intermediate to expert professional game developers will find focused, deeply technical chapters on specific topics of interest to them.
- Covers a wide range of AI in games, with topics applicable to almost any game
- Touches on most, if not all, of the topics necessary to get started in game AI
- Provides real-life case studies of game AI in published commercial games
- Gives in-depth, technical solutions from some of the industry’s best-known games
- Includes downloadable demos and/or source code, available at http://www.gameaipro.com
General Wisdom. Architecture. Movement and Pathfinding. Applied Search Techniques. Tactics, Strategy, and Spatial Awareness. Character Behavior. Analytics, Content Generation, and Experience Management.