A Unique Rule-Based Artificial Conflict System
The history of games is an interesting one. Invented by a Chinese scholar around 500 BC, it initially passed only to Korea and Japan. However, with the growth of statehood and the rise of the compass, it eventually became popular in European countries. It would then pass to Asia and Europe, among many other regions. Games, in this time period, were mostly charades or puzzles. However, with the advent of new technology and the discovery of guns, the world has seen a revolution in its gaming industry.
In this new era of online gaming, content can be easily updated without a need for disc rewrites, which is the major problem faced by game publishers in the past. Thanks to new technologies such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, these games can now be downloaded to an unlimited number of computers. This way, users do not need to download new content whenever they want to play it. As a result, this also eliminates the need for expensive DVD burners. Cloud computing and artificial intelligence will also help developers provide better in-game experiences to users, by means of providing richer, more personalized content.
Cloud computing will also help reduce storage space required by the in-game interface. Developers can save the data of all types – audio files, images, text, etc. and the interface will not require players to continuously download content. Because it reduces the number of servers required for the operation of video games, this reduces the overall cost of producing and releasing them.
Artificial intelligence in games will also make it easier for players to participate in the in-game dialogue. For example, in Fortnite, each player is given a random number generator. These numbers are used to generate a random number sequence that determines the next number that will come out of the generator. Based on this sequence, each player is then able to create strategies for their next move. The resulting number is then displayed to the audience in the form of a visual clue, which will allow the players to maximize their winning strategy.
In the case of L.A. Noire, players take on the role of detective Jimbo Jones as he investigates a series of crimes in an attempt to bring to justice the city’s most infamous resident: the serial killer known as the Rubber Man. While other games might require players to create their own characters and solving their problems, L.A. Noire allows players to follow a predetermined path through the narrative, using the pre-programmed dialog and solving the various puzzles on screen. This reduces the development time for the game. Aside from this, the artificial intelligence of the game also allows players to interact with other players in the same room. With this, they can share their thoughts and opinions regarding the various subjects featured in the game, helping players get a more realistic experience.
The overall design of L.A. Noire is different from other games in its approach to resolving quantifiable outcomes. Instead of requiring players to think creatively to come up with solutions to solve the puzzles, L.A. Noire makes use of basic mechanics to generate a very engaging gaming experience because it provides players with an opportunity to think logically and creatively to get the best results. In other words, the designers did not skimp on the details because they know that true gamers value the little extra something that adds to the game experience, especially when it comes to problem-solving. Therefore, they took the time to implement an intricate rule-based artificial conflict system that gives the game a more engaging and addictive nature that keeps players engaged from start to finish.