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The Scored Rule Engine: Next-Generation Social Physics

  title={The Scored Rule Engine: Next-Generation Social Physics},
  author={B. Samuel and A. Reed and Paul Maddaloni and M. Mateas and Noah Wardrip-Fruin},
  • B. Samuel, A. Reed, +2 authors Noah Wardrip-Fruin
  • Published in FDG 2015
  • Computer Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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