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Stop Fighting! Systems for Non-Combat AI

Rez Graham (Senior AI Programmer, Independent)

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Topic: AI Summit

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

There’s a lot of information out there about driving NPC’s towards violence. A quick glance at previous years at GDC will show a plethora of violent AI agents. But what about the other guys? What do you do when you need to populate a world with townspeople? This talk holds the key! It will discuss an NPC scheduling system along with several other techniques for driving non-combat oriented behavior.


Attendees will learn one core technique for driving ambient/background NPC behavior that is reusable, scalable, and robust. Learn to create richer and more interesting worlds filled with non-violent, autonomous agents.

Intended Audience

This talk is best suited for engineers with some programming experience. Technical designers will also get a lot from the talk.