“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”
Structure of an AI System
An interesting artificial intelligence is a major component of any successful game. AI makes games challenging and addictive, and thus generates a large portion of the gameplay value. AI is a deeply evolved science with more than 50 years of history. This means very well-known methods exist to cover a broad range of scenarios and goals, whether it's commanding an army in Age of Empires or piloting a tie fighter in a Star Wars game.
In this chapter, we will study how game AI is just a specific application of general concepts from classic AI. This ...