AAAI Publications, Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Interactive Narrative: A Novel Application of Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games
Mark Riedl, Vadim Bulitko

Last modified: 2012-07-14

Abstract


Game Artificial Intelligence (Game AI) is a sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) that explores the ways in which AI and ML can augment player experiences in computer games. Storytelling is an integral part of many modern computer games; within games stories create context, motivate the player, and move the action forward. Interactive Narrative is the use of AI to create and manage stories within games, creating the perception that the player is a character in a dynamically unfolding and responsive story. This paper introduces Game AI and focuses on the open research problems of Interactive Narrative.

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