Bots That Walk Off Cliffs: How Does Video Game AI Work?

AI is one of those “keywords” that gamers like to bring up a lot, but only coders and game programmers truly know anything about it for real. While most people know AI means artificial intelligence, and most gamers know that means how the non-human bots are programmed to act in video games, what do we […]

Breaking Through The Fourth Wall in Dragon Age

For me, the appeal of video games has to do with escape and immersion. It isn’t just about gameplay. It’s about story, about investment, and about character. From the very beginning I’ve been drawn to video games that tell stories and introduce me to characters. And in the last 10 years video games have changed […]

221b Game Brings AI Into the 21st Century

While many video games based on, or related to, films have a rather bad rep for being clunky, ugly, and often just plain boring, you might be surprised to find that the new web-based flash Sherlock Holmes game, 221b, has actually employed some pretty impressive programming in its design. Called “Chatbot” technology, this allows for […]