Apply artificial intelligence in game development

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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Conduct research on artificial intelligence (AI) strategies

1.1 Describe the terminology involved in AI as it relates to games and the game industry

1.2 Identify and analyse the range of AI pathfinding strategies, including appropriate genre and environments and how they influence the design and development

1.3 Discuss AI strategies and ideas and collaborate as required with relevant personnel to ensure contribution of a range of ideas and creative solutions to fulfil the requirements of the brief

1.4 Organise research and findings for use by relevant personnel throughout the development process, updating as required

2. Design AI strategy for games

2.1 Generate a range of possible goals and actions and other factors in the design of an AI non-player character (NPC)

2.2 Select the AI strategies for NPCs for the game design which are technically feasible, respond to the brief and provide creative solutions to all design issues

2.3 Continuously reflect on and assess the AI strategies for implications on budget, time line, technical feasibility and suitability for the brief

3. Implement AI strategy

3.1 Implement a pathfinding algorithm in a game

3.2 Implement an NPC AI strategy in a game

4. Evaluate game, based on NPC AI

4.1 Review the game design and AI strategies for its fulfilment of the design brief

4.2 Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to the game design and undertake any necessary amendments