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Member Since 04 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 13 2012 04:51 AM

#4997186 What is a (Finite) State Machine? Why are they useful for game dev?

Posted by on 04 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hi all,

In this and other forums, I've seen lots of references to how using FSMs can be really helpful when designing and coding a game. Unfortunately, I've yet to find a really good article/forum post/tutorial that explains the concept in terms of game development.

I've tried reading up on State Machines on Wikipedia, etc, and using the forum search here, but I'm still slightly confused. Can anyone point me to some really good intros for a beginner?

Thanks in advance.