ChatGPT4PCG Competition: Character-like Level Generation for Science Birds

Pittawat Taveekitworachai, Febri Abdullah, Mury F. Dewantoro, Ruck Thawonmas, Julian Togelius, Jochen Renz

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    This paper presents the first ChatGPT4PCG Competition at the 2023 IEEE Conference on Games. The objective of this competition is for participants to create effective prompts for ChatGPT-enabling it to generate Science Birds levels with high stability and character-like qualities-fully using their creativity as well as prompt engineering skills. ChatGPT is a conversational agent developed by OpenAI. Science Birds is selected as the competition platform because designing an Angry Birds-like level is not a trivial task due to the in-game gravity; the quality of the levels is determined by their stability. To lower the entry barrier to the competition, we limit the task to the generation of capitalized English alphabetical characters. We also allow only a single prompt to be used for generating all the characters. Here, the quality of the generated levels is determined by their stability and similarity to the given characters. A sample prompt is provided to participants for their reference. An experiment is conducted to determine the effectiveness of several modified versions of this sample prompt on level stability and similarity by testing them on several characters. To the best of our knowledge, we believe that ChatGPT4PCG is the first competition of its kind and hope to inspire enthusiasm for prompt engineering in procedural content generation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 IEEE Conference on Games, CoG 2023
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISBN (Electronic)9798350322774
    StatePublished - 2023
    Event5th Annual IEEE Conference on Games, CoG 2023 - Boston, United States
    Duration: Aug 21 2023Aug 24 2023

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Conference on Computatonal Intelligence and Games, CIG
    ISSN (Print)2325-4270
    ISSN (Electronic)2325-4289


    Conference5th Annual IEEE Conference on Games, CoG 2023
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • Angry birds
    • conversational agent
    • large language model
    • procedural content generation
    • prompt engineering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Software


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