The Wings project will provide a set of tools for game developers to build smarter, more entertaining agents. This article delves into some of the experiences of the developers: a team of undergraduate computer science majors at CSU Sacramento.
With the sheer number of new degree programs relating itself to the booming video games industry, many students may not think beyond the title of the degree. Being a part of a company that creates the most amazing video games is within easier reach after obtaining that diploma. However, they fail to realize that this path isn’t the only way towards the goal.
Have you ever had someone who just intentionally ruins an online game experience for everyone by exploiting the rules? For developers and admins, it can cause a ton of extra work to corral The Griefer and patch the holes in your game. But in dealing with The Griefer, the game is improved as a whole.
Having been in the games business for a decade, and having worked on six shooter titles, I'm sure of one thing: we can do better.