Dr Tommy Thompson is the writer and producer of AI and Games: a crowdfunded YouTube series on research and applications of artificial intelligence in video games. Tommy is a senior lecturer in computer science and researcher in artificial intelligence with applications in video games. He's also an independant game AI programmer working as a consultant to existing studios as well as developing his own projects at Table Flip Games. Because y'know... fella's gotta keep himself busy.
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The xenomorph AI in Alien: Isolation set the benchmark for antagonists in horror games. I take a look at the AI techniques used and the design choices made to maintain the terror throughout the campaign experience.
Season 2 of the 2013 reboot of Killer Instinct brought with it the Shadow AI system: a method of replicating human performance in-game to control AI opponents. We take a look at how it works.
Far Cry is a AAA video game franchise built on the principles of systemic gameplay and behaviour. We take a look at how this is managed by AI systems in both Far Cry 3 and 4.