Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea, and all contact with them is lost when the North Korean government quickly seals off the area.

The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of nanotech-suited Delta Force operatives, and tensions quickly rise to boiling point. But when a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island, generating an immense force sphere that freezes a vast portion of the area, the two warring factions must unite, fighting epic battles through tropical jungle, flash-frozen wastes, and finally in the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate zero-G showdown.

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About The Island of Cthulhu with 0 comments by evilmrsatan on Apr 15th, 2014

One of the reasons why the game is taking so long has been the AI. To anyone who hasn't dealt with it, it is a nightmare. There is a reason why many commercial games have broken AI and tons of bugs. Still, I digress, let me tell you about our own AI.

When I first started working on the project AI was a problem that was very significant. Thankfully over the last few months I have hammered out all the problems allowing the AI Navigation to be calculated without errors. This has been an eternal blessing as it removed most of the problems we had been having.

In the screen below you can see how the AI points have to be individually placed because of the complicated and narrow interior which the AI has to interact with.

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The player is going to have to run as there are far too many attackers to engage. This meant that I had to make the AI very smart and not predictable. This was accomplished by a large amount of code and the layout you see above. The AI has the capability to leap gaps, hurdle walls and get around other objects in order to hunt the player.

This first chapter will hopefully remain the most challenging area to develop as the other zones have limited amount of AI to worry about. I am expecting the development of the areas to go much faster than chapter one.

I hope you enjoyed this look into the AI of the Island of Cthulhu and keep a look out for the video that is coming soon that will demonstrate their advanced smart capabilities.

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Mongoloid
Mongoloid Oct 6 2010, 7:51am buried:

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will this run on my pc? Nvidia gtx480 sli
Intel core i7 920
Crucial PC3-10600 24gb ddr3
Seagate 1.5tb 7200
Cooler Master UCP 1100w psu
ASUS Rampage II Gene LGA1366 mATX
Antec P183 Advanced Super Mid Tower
Samsung SH-203B 20x optical drive
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, thanks.

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AUG_DUDE
AUG_DUDE Jan 14 2011, 8:30pm replied:

karma's a bitch.

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Slymayer
Slymayer Jan 13 2011, 3:19pm replied:

I think I would be a bit lagging... You should try with an X7560, and a quad SLI GTX580. It would be better.

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JSHuiting
JSHuiting Oct 23 2010, 8:56am replied:

No, because after having to buy such a PC there won't be any money left to buy Crysis itself.

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Highmist
Highmist Oct 6 2010, 7:13pm replied:

if my 9500 can run this medium no framelag, you can run this high all mate.

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myth000
myth000 Oct 17 2010, 4:30pm replied:

He is just a troll so please don't answer his stupid questions

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Mongoloid
Mongoloid Oct 26 2010, 7:22am buried:

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excuse me, is someone jealous?

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nose-bLeed
nose-bLeed Nov 8 2010, 9:12am replied:

showing off...

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Grenade!
Grenade! Sep 19 2010, 3:59pm says:

Awesome game, highly customizable. :)

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Fighter96
Fighter96 Aug 10 2010, 10:22pm says:

I love this Game it is soooo cool

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