Towards The Automatic Optimisation Of Procedural Content Generators

Cook, Michael; Gow, Jeremy and Colton, Simon. 2016. 'Towards The Automatic Optimisation Of Procedural Content Generators'. In: IEEE Computational Intelligence in Games 2016. Santorini, Greece. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Procedural generation is important to modern game development as both an artistic implement and an engineering tool. However, developing procedural generators and understand- ing how they work are both difficult tasks, and even more so for novice developers. In this paper we describe Danesh, a tool to help in analysing, changing and exploring procedural content generators. In particular, we describe several features in Danesh which help a user optimise their procedural generator towards a certain kind of output by automatically changing parameters and evaluating the effect it has on the generator. We compare different approaches to these tasks and describe our future intentions for Danesh’s automated features.

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14 June 2016Accepted

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Santorini, Greece

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23 Sep 2016 13:22

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29 Apr 2020 16:20


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