Computational intelligence and tower defence games

Phillipa Avery, Julian Togelius, Elvis Alistar, Robert Pieter Van Leeuwen

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    The aim of this paper is to introduce the use of Tower Defence (TD) games in Computational Intelligence (CI) research. We show how TD games can provide an important test-bed for the often under-represented casual games research area. Additionally, the use of CI in the TD games has the potential to create a more interesting, interactive and ongoing game experience for casual gamers. We present a definition of the current state and development of TD games, and include a classification of TD game components. We then describe some potential ways CI can be used to augment the TD experience. Finally, a prototype TD game based on experience-driven procedural content generation is presented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2011
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2011 - New Orleans, LA, United States
    Duration: Jun 5 2011Jun 8 2011

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    Name2011 IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2011


    Other2011 IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans, LA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Theoretical Computer Science


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