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Programming Game
AI by Example
Mat Buckland
Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Buckland, Mat.
Programming game AI by example / by Mat Buckland.
p. cm.
Includes index.
ISBN 1-55622-078-2 (pbk.)
1. Computer games—Design. 2. Computer games—Programming. 3. Computer
graphics. I. Title.
QA76.76.C672B85 2004
794.8'1526—dc22 2004015103
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Black & White, the Black & White logo, Lionhead, and the Lionhead logo are registered trademarks of Lionhead Studios
Limited. Screenshots used with the permission of Lionhead Studios Limited. All rights reserved.
Impossible Creatures and Relic are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Relic Entertainment, Inc.
NEVERWINTER NIGHTS © 2002 Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured and marketed by
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Dedication
For Mum and Dad, who bought me my first computer, and therefore must
share some responsibility for turning me into the geek that I am. J
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