AAAI Publications, Tenth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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Gameplay as On-Line Mediation Search
Justus Robertson, R. Michael Young

Last modified: 2014-09-05


Mediation is a plan-based interactive narrative generation algorithm that creates a cascading policy of plans. This policy represents a branching story and can be used by an execution manager in a game to control the series of events that unfold. With a few modifications we show that mediation's search space can embed all possible traversals through a game world. This shift allows gameplay to be modeled as an on-line mediation search where the game's interface is a representation of the underlying graph traversal. In this paper we outline these modifications and present a text-based implementation.


interactive narrative; planning; mediation

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