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Other coverage of GDC sessions

Friday, February 29th, 2008

I have kinda entered a vortex of browsing through other people’s GDC coverage – especially on the sessions that I could not attend. Note that I don’t necessarily agree with everything that people have posted here – I’m just including them so people can have a broader picture. Here’s a partial list of (loosely) AI-related stuff that I have found so far:

GDC: Storytelling in Bioshock (Not really AI, but interesting)
GDC: Rules of Engagement
GDC: Rules of Engagement Part 2
GDC: A Q&A With Sid Meier (Not really AI… but it’s Sid!)
GDC: Creating a Character in Uncharted (animation AI)
GDC: Creating believable crowds in Assassin’s Creed (group behavior and many units)
GDC08 Notes – Streaming Open World Pathfinding (Obviously pathfinding)

A thread at Game/AI where Jeff Orkin (F.E.A.R. AI mastermind) asked what we all saw at GDC it made for an interesting AI discussion.

Sid Meier to receive Lifetime Acheivment Award

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Sid Meier, strategy game designer and gaming icon, will be receiving a Lifetime Acheivement Award at this years Game Developers Choice Awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this February.

According to this announcement at Gamastura.com:

CMP’s 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards, the highest honors in game development acknowledging excellence in game creation, will honor computer strategy game luminary Sid Meier with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony taking place at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career and achievements of developers such as Meier who have made an indelible impact on the craft of game development, as he has with the creation of a number of genre-defining titles including Civilization and Pirates!

I am currently beating my head against the wall that is Civ 4 at the moment, and got many years of pleasure out of the original Civilization and especially Civ 2. I also remember vividly playing F-15 Strike Eagle in the mid-80s and later F-19 Stealth Fighter. Because of what he has meant in my gaming history, I will be honored to be able to be present for this ceremony. Sid Meier truly is one of the great game designers in the industry and I personally salute him and thank him for his contributions.

Congratulations, Sid! Keep it coming!

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