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Research Directions in Computer Game AI
Rafael Cabredo

Your speaker… Rafael Cabredo
• Faculty at De La Salle University • Research interests: – AI in Computer Games – Graphics – Game Development

• Contact info:
– cabredor@dlsu.edu.ph
Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

What will I talk about?

Artificial Intelligence in Computer Games

Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020

R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Key questions
• • • • Why study computer games? Why study AI in games? What kind of research is involved? What has been done in this area? – Local research – International research

Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020

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The Computer Game Industry
But first,

How many of you play computer games during your free time?

Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020

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The Computer Game Industry
1st games (~50 years ago)
Pong from Atari (2 players)

10 years later
Pacman AI for Ghosts

2000
Motion capture High level design 3D animation Large-scale terrain MMOG

Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020

R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Some facts…
• 50% of all Americans age 6 and older play computer and video games • The average age of a game player is 29 years • 92% of all games are purchased by adults • 43% of game players are women • 60% of frequent gamers play with friends Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Some facts…
• There will be 131M online gamers worldwide in 2006 (DFC Intelligence Report)

Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020

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Impact on Economy
• Total Gamers = 430M in 2003 (1/4 are online) • Over US$ 20B compared to US$ 70B in movie industry • EA, 4th largest software company in 2003 • In the Asia Pacific region, online gaming has contributed US$ 533M to video game business in 2002 Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Impact on Economy
• “The releases of Doom 3 and Half-life 2 may be responsible for more computer upgrades than any other factor” • Article in inq7.net by Oliva, Erwin “Online Gaming boosts hardware sales in RP” Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Philippine Game Industry
According to IDC: • US$2.8 million subscription revenue in 2003 from nearly zero in 2002 • CAGR 2002-2007 of 58.4% in online gaming subscription • Internet café factor Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Philippine Game Industry
According to IDC: • viable broadband options and attractive price • pre-paid cards still preferred (no viable alternatives) • MMORPG continues to dominate Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Philippine Game Industry
• In 2000, game related companies were mostly game publishers ex. Level-up!, Mobius

• First Filipino game development company that published a PC game: Anino Entertainment Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

Philippine Game Industry
• Currently around 14 game dev companies
– – – – – – – – Anino entertainment Anino Mobile Azalea Blitsoft, Ltd. Cube Interactive eSoft Interactive Flipside Games Gametel – Laro Corporation – Ladyluck Digital Media Inc. – Matahari Studios – Secret Six – Slycesoft Games Development Company – ViTAS Development R. Cabredo, DLSU, College of Computer Studies

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Summary
• There is a market for games in the country (mobile / online games) • The Philippines has started to gain interest in game development • Game industry = BIG money Emerging Technologies for Philippines 2020 R. Cabredo,...
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