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The Scored Rule Engine: Next-Generation Social Physics

  title={The Scored Rule Engine: Next-Generation Social Physics},
  author={Ben Samuel and Aaron A. Reed and Paul Maddaloni and Michael Mateas and Noah Wardrip-Fruin},
Despite being central to many game stories, dynamic social relationships in video games are difficult to make playable in meaningful ways. To help address this issue, this paper presents the Ensemble Engine (EE), the first publicly available “social physics” engine. The Ensemble Engine is inspired by the lessons learned from more than five years building the Comme il Faut (CiF) social physics engine, and a number of games employing it (including Prom Week). The Ensemble Engine retains the most… 

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