Unlocking the Power of AI in Video Games
Every video game has a vast and captivating world waiting to be explored. It is a world filled with vibrant characters who yearn to be discovered by players. However, game developers are often limited by time, resources, and their own human capabilities, resulting in a narrative that only reveals a fraction of the game’s universe and allows players to interact with only a few characters.
But what if there was a way to break free from these constraints and create an entirely new and immersive experience for players? This is where Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes in. In this week’s podcast episode, we delve into the fascinating world of AI-augmented games and ask developers: “What would your game’s world look like if players could truly be a part of it?”
“You can talk to the characters and NPCs. That then changes the relationship that you have with the players. That then changes the game. That changes the story.”
Exploring the Potential of AI in Games
In this episode, our hosts, Brian Baglow and Peggy Anne Salz, sit down with Guy Gadney to uncover the ways in which Charisma AI is revolutionizing the gaming industry. Charisma AI seamlessly integrates with popular game development platforms like Unreal, Unity, mobile, and metaverses, bringing projects to life with its AI-powered conversation engine that utilizes storytelling techniques and features like emotion, memory, scenes, and subplots.
With Charisma, interactions with non-playable characters (NPCs) are no longer limited to predefined dialogue trees. Players can engage in conversations with every character in a game in any manner they choose. Depending on how players interact with characters, their relationships and the overall gameplay experience can be altered. Characters can even remember a player’s name and previous responses, providing a personalized and dynamic experience.
Reflecting on the Impact of AI in Gaming
This podcast episode examines the ethical considerations surrounding AI, the industry’s growing fascination with digital humans, and the fulfillment of bringing dreams to life through AI technology. Brian, Peggy, and Guy discuss the implications of AI in gaming and its potential to transform the way players interact with virtual worlds.
About Our Guest
Our guest, Guy Gadney, is a passionate gamer with a love for classics like R-Type and Words With Friends. With over thirty years of experience in the digital media industry, Guy has played a pivotal role in driving growth and innovation. He has worked with renowned organizations such as Penguin Books, BBC, and FOX, and has founded four digital media companies. One of Guy’s most recent achievements includes the launch of Charisma’s AI-powered adaptation of John Wyndham’s 1952 classic film, The Kraken Wakes, at the London Games Festival.
Listen to the Podcast Episode
Join Brian and Peggy as they explore how developers can tap into the power of AI to create innovative gaming experiences and measure their success. Listen to this episode and other episodes of the PocketGamer.biz Podcast [here]. You can also subscribe to the podcast on popular podcast platforms.