Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Matteus Magnusson; Suresh Balsasubramaniyan , pp. 89. COM/School of Computing, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Matteus Magnusson, Suresh Balsasubramaniyan
matteus.magnusson@gmail.com, suresh.draco@gmail.com
Titel / Title: A Communicating and Controllable Teammate Bot for RTS Games
Abstrakt Abstract:

Communication in team games between human player is important, but has been disregarded in teammate bots for Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games. Control over the team-mate bots have existed for a while in other genres than RTS and if implemented correctly it adds another dimension to the game.

In this study we investigate whether players think it is more fun to play with an RTS bot that communicates its intentions and reasons and is controllable by the human player. But also what features are liked, disliked, missed to provide guidelines to future researchers and companies.

For this we create a StarCraft RTS bot with communication and control abilities. The experiment consists of four scenarios, turning on/o communication and control, to conclude what players think is fun.

All testers agreed on communication being important and more fun to play with. Beginners did, however, not like the control feature as they already had enough on their mind whereas experienced players preferred having some control over the bot

We conclude that communication is an important role in team games, including RTS games. More work needs to be done how to integrate control so that beginners do not feel overwhelmed and at the same time experienced players do not feel restrained by too simple control commands.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Spelutveckling - Digital Game Development
Nyckelord / Keywords: AI, RTS, StarCraft, communication

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8zymrt
Program:/ Programme Datavetenskapligt program/Computer Science
Övrigt/Miscellaneous
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 11/12/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Johan Hagelbäck
johan.hagelback@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Lundberg
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: bth2012magnusson.pdf (4208 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)