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Seed (SD)
Runestone Game Development
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 05/02/06)  | Pub:Runestone Game Development
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Developer Journal & Screens

Posted by Dana Massey on Oct 25, 2005  | Comments

Developer Journal & Screens -

Runestone Game Development, the makers of Seed, have penned a developer journal on the AI in their game. The article, with quotes from lead programmer Nis Haller Baggesen examines this important, but often overlooked issue. Along with the journal, we also have three exclusive screenshots.

Believable NPCs, who live their own lives and who can talk to any player about almost anything in the game world, is one of the major features in Seed. This has prompted Runestone Game Development to carefully consider the entire take on Artificial Intelligence in their design.

“The all important factor is not to make the most realistic AI, but the most fun AI for the players to interact with,” says lead programmer Nis Haller Baggesen

In fact the AI realism has been ‘downgraded’ compared to the model constructed during the initial development period. The more realistic AI turned out to be harder to change according to story development and player interactions.

You can read the full article here.