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Reinforcement learning for declarative optimization-based drama management

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Reinforcement learning for declarative optimization-based drama management
A long-standing challenge in interactive entertainment is the creation of story-based games with dynamically responsive story-lines. Such games are populated by multiple objects and autonomous characters, and must provide a coherent story experience while giving the player freedom of action. To maintain coherence, the game author must provide for modifying the world in reaction to the player's actions, directing agents to act in particular ways (overriding or modulating their autonomy), or causing inanimate objects to reconfigure themselves "behind the player's back". Declarative optimization-based drama management is one mechanism for allowing the game author to specify a drama manager (DM) to coordinate these modifications, along with a story the DM should aim for. The premise is that the author can easily describe the salient properties of the story while leaving it to the DM to react to the player and direct agent actions. Although promising, early search-based...
Mark J. Nelson, David L. Roberts, Charles Lee Isbe
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ATAL
Authors Mark J. Nelson, David L. Roberts, Charles Lee Isbell Jr., Michael Mateas
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