July Meeting – updated

by BostonPostMortem Board on July 5, 2007

in Event announcements,Post Mortem

This month Dr. Ian Davis, CEO and Founder of Mad Doc Software in Andover, MA will be speaking. He will be discussing the relationship between character AI and character design in games. A brief description of what he is going to talk about:

Creating convincing characters in video games is a complicated process involving an unholy combination of design, art, and AI. The fundamental conflict in games of Interactive versus Narrative reaches its boiling point when it comes to interaction with NPC characters who are both story elements and stand-ins for humans. This talk will be a fast paced overview of both the design considerations and the AI needed to support this.

It should be a great talk. The meeting will be at the usual time and place, starting at 7pm at The Skellig in Waltham. (Click on the “About” link on this page to see directions and info about paying for your food and drink.)

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break July 5, 2007 at 4:54 pm

The Skellig in Waltham? Do you have a physical address so I can mapquest it?

It’ll be my 1st time going to a meeting held by bostonpostmortem and I’d like to check it out.

Let me know, thanks!

break @ break.bx@gmail.com

Kent July 6, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Yes, the Skellig. Click on that About link to your left for full information. Hope to see you there!

break July 9, 2007 at 3:44 pm

thanks. i’ll check it out.

Christi July 18, 2007 at 7:00 am

Is there a charge to attend tonights meeting or is it free?

Aaron July 19, 2007 at 8:59 am

a friend pointed me toward this event late–and by late I mean yesterday evening when it was too late to come. Do you know if it’s possible to get a copy of the presentation from the speaker? With a bit more notice, I would’ve definitely been there.

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