February 01, 2007

Stay Tuned...

Does anyone read this Blog anymore?

I thought this would be a good place to announce a new game AI research project that I am launching in approx two weeks. I welcome the public to participate in this project. More accurately, I need the public to participate in this project. My research requires collecting data from over 1,000 people playing a short computer game (takes ~10 minutes). This project explores an alternative approach to authoring AI behaviors, and blurs the boundary between game players and game designers.

I will post again soon with more information when the game is ready for download, for WindowsXP and possibly Mac OSX too.

Posted by jorkin at February 1, 2007 08:16 PM

I do, and that sounds interesting.

- jas.

Posted by: Jason Hutchens at February 1, 2007 09:23 PM

I do too, and that sounds interesting.

Posted by: Julian Togelius at February 2, 2007 02:26 AM

Yes.. people still read this blog.. don't you worry about it ;)

Waiting for your release of the game project

Posted by: ZeMMs at February 2, 2007 03:37 AM

I regularly check this blog, if you can get an OS X version of the game i'll certainly play it for you!

Posted by: Anthony at February 2, 2007 04:34 AM

If it's interesting count me in... ;)

Posted by: qdot at February 2, 2007 05:41 AM

In bloglines.com you have 66 subscribers so at least some people know when you update.

Posted by: Pez at February 2, 2007 07:31 AM


Posted by: kpd at February 2, 2007 08:11 AM

Yep, I still read it. Looking forward to hearing about your project! Count me in for sure.

Posted by: Paul T at February 2, 2007 12:17 PM

Nice to see people are still around.

Posted by: BrianL at February 3, 2007 01:03 PM

Yep, I've been waiting hopefully for a new post :).

That project sounds interesting - count me in.

Posted by: Matthew Wiggins at February 5, 2007 12:38 PM

gotcha in my RSS feeds, so yes, I too read you :)
Sounds interesting the mini-game-experiment

Posted by: Kartones at February 6, 2007 05:50 AM

I do also read it, and I'd also like to have a look at that project!

Posted by: Phovox at February 8, 2007 12:47 AM

count me in also

Posted by: mat buckland at February 13, 2007 08:44 AM

Seems like lot of people still read this blog and you'll have all our support !

Will you post more information on the approach/idea and the data collected (or is it some confidential research project)?

Anyway, I look forward to it !

Posted by: Gabriel Ware at February 15, 2007 09:56 AM

Fantastic! 14 willing volunteers is a good start. Thanks for responding everyone!

The project should be online next week...

Just tying up a few loose ends.

Posted by: jorkin at February 16, 2007 03:16 PM

Gabriel, sorry I forgot to respond to your question. Yes I will post more about the project. When the project is complete, I will share the data collected (with names removed), and any papers we write about the algorithms we develop. It's not confidential -- it's academia after all -- but I don't want to influence the data collected.

Posted by: jorkin at February 16, 2007 08:48 PM