Adaptive Game AI-Based Dynamic Difficulty Scaling via the Symbiotic Game Agent

Siphesihle Philezwini Sithungu, Elizabeth Marie Ehlers

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Abstract

This work presents AdaptiveSGA, a model for implementing Dynamic Difficulty Scaling through Adaptive Game AI via the Symbiotic Game Agent framework. The use of Dynamic Difficulty Balancing in modern computer games is useful when looking to improve the entertainment value of a game. Moreover, the Symbiotic Game Agent, as a framework, provides flexibility and robustness as a design principle for game agents. The work presented here leverages both the advantages of Adaptive Game AI and Symbiotic Game Agents to implement a robust, efficient and testable model for game difficulty scaling. The model is discussed in detail and is compared to the original Symbiotic Game Agent architecture. Finally, the paper describes how it was applied in simulated soccer. Finally, experimental results, which show that Dynamic Difficulty Balancing was achieved, are briefly analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Information Processing X - 11th IFIP TC 12 International Conference, IIP 2020, Proceedings
EditorsZhongzhi Shi, Sunil Vadera, Elizabeth Chang
PublisherSpringer
Pages107-117
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030469306
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, IIP 2020 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 3 Jul 20206 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume581 AICT
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference11th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, IIP 2020
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou
Period3/07/206/07/20

Keywords

  • Adaptive Game AI
  • Dynamic Difficulty Balancing
  • Intelligent Agent Design
  • Symbiotic Game Agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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