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Rez Graham (Senior AI Programmer, Independent)
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!
Topic: AI Summit
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.
This talk is best suited for engineers with some programming experience. Technical designers will also get a lot from the talk.