After a longer than expected wait, the new collection book, Game AI Pro: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals is out!
The book brings together the accumulated wisdom, cutting-edge ideas, and clever tricks and techniques of 54 of today’s top game AI professionals – all members of the AI Game Programmers Guild. The contents range from detailed analysis of well-known techniques through the latest cutting-edge techniques being actually being used in games today.
The book includes core algorithms that you’ll need to succeed, such as behavior trees, utility theory, spatial representation, path planning, motion control, and tactical reasoning. It also describes tricks and techniques that will truly bring your game to life, including perception systems, social modeling, smart camera systems, player prediction, and even an AI sound designer. Throughout, the book discusses the optimizations and performance enhancements that enable your game to run while maintaining 60 frames per second.
To see the table of contents of the book, visit the book’s site, GameAIPro.com.