“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
On Action Games
Hiding and Taking Cover
Putting It All Together
Now that we have a global understanding of the building blocks of any AI system, it is time to delve into the details of how AI is built into video games. Because this is a lengthy subject, with different techniques used for different gameplay styles, I have divided the information into three separate chapters. Most game AI techniques might not be very complex, but there are many twists and interesting ideas to which we will have to devote some space.
In this chapter, I ...