Following traditional methods, we saw the known Waterfall model tied to the Gantt Chart in all areas of our game development process, functionalities, tasks and activities until the end of the project, setting up a 20% error-buffer with unforeseen events, especially during testing (wish I could say there weren’t any). It is also necessary to document the “Design Bible Trinity” as in the: Game Design Document (GDD), Technical Design Document (TDD) and Art Style Guide (ASG) this was used to make sure that everyone had a high-level view of the game and what has been envisioned. …
As the coronavirus spreads to all four corners of the globe, businesses and individuals are beginning to feel the pinch. The airline industry has, quite literally, fallen from the sky, bars and restaurants have been forced to close in many countries, and actors, barbers, beauty therapists, and personal trainers are just some of the entrepreneurs who are suffering the most. …
Almost all modern games simulate physics in some way. From the most basic collision in a roguelike to the complex calculations powering simulations like Kerbal Space Program, if you want to build a 3D game, you’ll need to make the world feel solid. This is why your game needs hitboxes — the industry term for the physicality of a virtual object.
Unity vs Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine created by Epic Games & Tim Sweeney in 1998 and specializes in creating first and third-person shooters, racing, Battle Royale and multiplayer games, however now it’s so developed that you can make a 3D game of any kind in it. Where Unreal uses C++, Blueprints and AAA grade graphics and access to the Source Code.
Artificial intelligence is expected to play a central role in future wars if they happen: Military personnel worldwide are investing in the development of autonomous weapon systems, AI-based reconnaissance and intelligent maintenance systems.
China , Russia and the U.S. see AI as an essential building block for their future place in the world — whoever wins the AI race will rule the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin told students in August 2017 .
In an interview with Wired, Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan gives an insight into the near future of AI-based warfare in the United States. Shanahan is the head of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), which uses its AI expertise to support all branches of the U.S. …
Humanity does not really know yet what is coming with artificial intelligence . Society-changing full-throttle automation, even a dominant machine overlord — or just a mild tech breeze, caught in the deep learning dead end .
So what does a person do if he does not know what is coming: he is looking for orientation by setting up a rule. And only one thing in the world provides more orientation than one rule: many rules.
Following this logic, rules for dealing with AI are particularly difficult to fashion. They have groups of states, as do individual countries. After all, double lasts better. In addition, there are the military, companies and non-profit organizations, the chip shop with a talking refrigerator diagonally across from the train station — why not the Vatican too? …
Valve developers Robin Walker and Greg Coomer are interviewed about the development of Half-Life: Alyx and the potential of virtual reality. Unfortunately there are no new game scenes to be seen.
In a new video, Valve developers talk about virtual reality in Half-Life: Alyx and how they prepare players for the new way of experiencing Half-Life.
In an IGN video, programmers Robin Walker and level designer Corey Peters comment on the first sections of the game.
The introductory areas are designed to gradually introduce players to virtual reality and the new game mechanics. Hundreds of testers have had these sections tried out and it has been noticed that players need time to learn the basics of how to reload the weapon physically and to save it in muscle memory. …
If researchers know the structure of a protein, they can better assess its function and effects. In the context of the corona virus, for example, this could accelerate the development of medicines .
However, researching and modeling a protein structure is complex and can take months or longer. Researchers therefore use software that predicts protein structures based on amino acids.
At the end of 2018, Deepmind presented the AI-based protein forecasting software Alphafold for the first time, which took first place out of a total of 98 teams in a protein folding competition. …
The modification “Enhanced Textures” for the role-playing classic Morrowind extrapolates the original textures of the game to four times the resolution with a neural network.
At its core, the AI process is the same as that of the video counterfeiting AI deepfakes and other image manipulations : A scaled- optimized GAN network (ESRGAN) hallucinates details that match the texture and thus increases the resolution with additional information.