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Hi I’m Tommy Thompson and welcome to Design Dive here on AI and Games. In this episode let’s talk AlphaStar – DeepMind’s grandmaster level AI StarCraft 2 player. AlphaStar made headlines throughout 2019 as the competence of the system grew, first defeating pro StarCraft players TLO and MaNA followed by playing in public matchmaking on

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In recent years video game engines have become increasingly more accessible for developers all over the world. What were once expensive pieces of software adopted solely by AAA video game studios are now readily available to anyone with a desire to learn how to make their own games. But a common question that comes my

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The 2016 release of IO Interactive’s Hitman brought the franchise back to its roots, of creating rich and interesting scenarios in which Agent 47 needs to eliminate his targets, often in improvised and impractical ways. To achieve this, the game has a myriad of AI systems under the hood, and this is what we’re here

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I love games with unforgettable allies that feeling you get when you team up with a new character gets me every time getting Oran to join permanently in Final Fantasy 10 meeting a new partner and Paper Mario back when it was you know good or drachma from Skies of Arcadia up nope never mind

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