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Unity 4 Game Development HOTSHOT by Jate Wittayabundit

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Chapter 6. Make AI Appear Smart

Creating AI can be the most difficult and complex task in the development of a game because we have to create a balance between intelligence with good game play environment restrictions and performance. The game AI is very different from the traditional AI in many ways because traditional AI tries to make it as close to the human brain as possible. On the other hand, the game AI cares more about the player experience. So, the workarounds and cheats are acceptable. In many cases, we will see the computer abilities have toned down to give the human players a sense of fairness. For example, we don't want to have the enemy kill players all the time without a chance to fight back.

Most games need AI for the enemy to be ...

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