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Interactive Constrained MAP-Elites: Analysis and Evaluation of the Expressiveness of the Feature Dimensions
Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för teknik och samhälle (TS), Institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik (DVMT).ORCID-id: 0000-0002-7738-1601
Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för teknik och samhälle (TS), Institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik (DVMT).ORCID-id: 0000-0003-3924-7484
Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för teknik och samhälle (TS), Institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik (DVMT).ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2644-2785
Computer Science and Engineering, New York University, New York, New York, United States.
2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: IEEE Transactions on Games, ISSN 2475-1502, Vol. 14, nr 2, s. 202-211Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

We propose the Interactive Constrained MAP-Elites, a quality-diversity solution for game content generation, implemented as a new feature of the Evolutionary Dungeon Designer (EDD): a mixed-initiative co-creativity tool for designing dungeons. The feature uses the MAP-Elites algorithm, an illumination algorithm that segregates the population among several cells depending on their scores with respect to different behavioral dimensions. Users can flexibly and dynamically alternate between these dimensions anytime, thus guiding the evolutionary process in an intuitive way, and then incorporate suggestions produced by the algorithm in their room designs. At the same time, any modifications performed by the human user will feed back into MAP-Elites, closing a circular workflow of constant mutual inspiration. This paper presents the algorithm followed by an in-depth evaluation of the expressive range of all possible dimension combinations in several scenarios, and discusses their influence in the fitness landscape and in the overall performance of the procedural content generation in EDD.

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IEEE, 2022. Vol. 14, nr 2, s. 202-211
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40278DOI: 10.1109/TG.2020.3046133ISI: 000811581700012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-40278DiVA, id: diva2:1524402
Tillgänglig från: 2021-02-01 Skapad: 2021-02-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-12-07Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Exploring Game Design through Human-AI Collaboration
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Exploring Game Design through Human-AI Collaboration
2022 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Game design is a hard and multi-faceted task that intertwines different gameplay mechanics, audio, level, graphic, and narrative facets. Games' facets are developed in conjunction with others with a common goal that makes games coherent and interesting. These combinations result in plenty of games in diverse genres, which usually require a collaboration of a diverse group of designers. Collaborators can take different roles and support each other with their strengths resulting in games with unique characteristics. The multi-faceted nature of games and their collaborative properties and requirements make it an exciting task to use Artificial Intelligence (AI). The generation of these facets together requires a holistic approach, which is one of the most challenging tasks within computational creativity. Given the collaborative aspect of games, this thesis approaches their generation through Human-AI collaboration, specifically using a mixed-initiative co-creative (MI-CC) paradigm. This paradigm creates an interactive and collaborative scenario that leverages AI and human strengths with an alternating and proactive initiative to approach a task. However, this paradigm introduces several challenges, such as Human and AI goal alignment or competing properties.

In this thesis, game design and the generation of game facets by themselves and intertwined are explored through Human-AI collaboration. The AI takes a colleague's role with the designer, arising multiple dynamics, challenges, and opportunities. The main hypothesis is that AI can be incorporated into systems as a collaborator, enhancing design tools, fostering human creativity, and reducing workload. The challenges and opportunities that arise from this are explored, discussed, and approached throughout the thesis. As a result, multiple approaches and methods such as quality-diversity algorithms and designer modeling are proposed to generate game facets in tandem with humans, create a better workflow, enhance the interaction, and establish adaptive experiences.

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Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2022. s. 381
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Studies in Computer Science ; 20
Nyckelord
Computer Games, Human-AI Collaboration, Mixed-Initiative, Procedural Content Generation, Quality Diversity, Computational Creativity
Nationell ämneskategori
Datavetenskap (datalogi) Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)
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Interaktionsdesign
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urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54586 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178773084 (DOI)978-91-7877-307-7 (ISBN)978-91-7877-308-4 (ISBN)
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2022-09-27, Niagara hörsal C, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 21119, Malmö, 14:30 (Engelska)
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Tillgänglig från: 2022-08-29 Skapad: 2022-08-27 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-12-08Bibliografiskt granskad

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