Triptych is an interactive Lovecraftian inspired tale of two brothers, and their history in the occult. Their fate is interwoven between journeys through...
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.
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.
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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In the video game world, if there is a class apart is the FPS. Often poorly designed, too often nag and sometimes too vague. And yet, some of them stand out. Like Doom in his time or Castle Wolfestein, Crysis captivated gamers with its originality, but especially by its graphic quality. Because let's face it, Crysis is nothing more than a technology showcase. Far from being bad, the gameplay is still pretty bland and ultimately it was almost like being cheated. The famous aircraft carrier bug will…
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