Steering Behaviors - Artificial Intelligence

One the fundamental things that form part of any game artificial intelligence are the steering behaviors that the NPC (non-player characters) exhibit.

Flee, Seek, Hide, Path Following, Wall Following and Obstacle Avoidance are some of the core behaviors that are required for the NPC to do anything meaningful.

Our game, Catch the Aliens, tries to mimic the intelligence as exhibited by humans while playing the game of Fire and Ice. Fire and Ice is an interesting artificial intelligence challenge because it requires constant decision making which switches from aggression to defense and vice-versa. The NPC are not only trying to avoid the player but are also trying to reach-out and help their friends. Hence the NPC is required to exhibit contradictory behaviors time and again and hence very interesting situations and decision making takes place.

If you are someone interested in steering behaviors and their interplay, we highly recommend having a look at our game. The game is free to download and costs nothing. Download here!!

If there is anything interesting that catches your eye, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the same in detail.

Building an App - Catch the Aliens

Building a high-quality app can be roughly compared to conquering a peak for the first time. There are steep slopes and abysses. The climber is pushed to the limit and stretched thin. And yet the sight of the peak drives him to keep taking the next step until the summit is conquered.

We spent the last 2.5 years climbing one steep hill after another. We have fallen and bruised our knees. We have strayed and lost several times. We have had moments of doubts and decisions.

Yes!! The App is finally ready to ship.

I take this opportunity to congratulate my entire team which has been the most amazing bunch of people who have kept incredible faith and shown indomitable spirit, resilience and passion.

Happy to share the videos roughly documenting our journey. The journey of an app taking shape.

2012 - Catch the Aliens 1st Trailer YouTube

2012 - Catch the Aliens 2nd Trailer YouTube

2014 - Catch the Aliens 3rd Trailer YouTube

2014 - Catch the Aliens 4th Trailer YouTube