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Programming Game AI by Example

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Programming Game AI by Example provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the "bread and butter" AI techniques used by the game development industry, leading the reader through the process of designing, programming, and implementing intelligent agents for action games using the C++ programming language. Techniques covered include state- and goal-based behavior, ...more
Paperback, 495 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Costin Manda
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Programming Game AI by Example is one of those books that would have changed my life had I had read them when I was 15. Mat Buckland is taking a really high tech portion of game making and turning it into child's play. With source code!

From the very beginning we are being told that AI in games is different from what we would normally associate with Artificial Intelligence. AI in games is the thing that makes game agents look smart, but let the user enjoy the game the most. In other words, someth
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Elias Daler
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ah, what a wonderful book! Even if you've never done AI programming before, you'll be writing your first simple algorithms in a short time when you'll start reading this book. It shows you how to implement lots of different algorithms and even shows you how to make a small shooter with bots!

The only problem with this book is that it was written a long time ago, so its C++ code is not the best, but it's still very readable and well-written for C++03.
Trimikha Valentius
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended by a friend to read this when i was looking for a reference to develop a simple AI for a game project. This books contains a good real life application of AI for game development, it start with a simple math formula to calculate direction (Trigonometry) to more advanced AI technique like pathfinding.

I recommend this book to those who are looking for a more practical use of AI especially in game development.

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Dapat rekomendasi dari teman ketika saya mencari buku referensi untuk mende
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Kory
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good overall reference for game AI, though the examples work correctly there are some issues with getting code to run (mostly in setting some things up), but I think that's due to the code being not up to date. Considering the book is 12 years old, a newer edition might be good, but not really necessary.

Personal preference of mine is working through projects and building from the ground up, which isn't really something this book does it's more about explaining the concepts and how it was impleme
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AngryKarl
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
V počítačové sféře není moc odvětví, kde může být šest let stará knížka naprosto aktuální (tak jako to je v oboru AI). Před čtením jsem neměl s AI žádné zkušenosti, knížka mě nenásilně uvedla do základů goal-driven development, path finding atd. Fuzzy logic sice znělo zajímavě, nakonec jsem ho přeskočil, páč tohle stejně nikdy programovat nebudu :-) Doporučuji všem, kdo chtějí pochytit (naprosté) základy umělé inteligence, tedy alespoň té zaměřené na počítačové hry.
Omar Elkhafif
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good book about using ai in your game.

If you are a novice game developer and shocked by the "Game AI" every one is talking about. then you should read this book

You would discover that real AI is rarely used in games and mostly game AI is how to create an illusion to make the player feel that he is facing an actual enemy

This book requires hard work and lots of practice
Andrew Varnerin
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great theory and descriptions, a bit too tied to the programming language for my liking - many patterns that exist and are used in C++ simply aren't relevant or needed in other languages. Luckily very little of the design is based around the implementation language.

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