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A Framework for the Semi-Automatic Testing of Video Games

Nantes, Alfredo, Brown, Ross A., & Maire, Frederic D. (2008) A Framework for the Semi-Automatic Testing of Video Games. In 4th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2008), October 22-24, 2008, Stanford, California, USA. (In Press)

Abstract

Game environments are complex interactive systems that require extensive analysis and testing to ensure that they are at a high enough quality to be released commercially. In particular, the last build of the product needs an additional and extensive beta test carried out by people that play the game in order to establish its robustness and playability. This entails additional costs from the viewpoint of a company as it requires the hiring of play testers. In the present work we propose a general software framework that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agents and Computer Vision (CV) technologies to support the test team and help to improve and accelerate the test process. We also present a prototype shadow alias detection algorithm that illustrates the effectiveness of the framework in developing automated visual debugging technology that will ease the heavy cost of beta testing games.

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ID Code: 15064
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Video Game Testing, Autonomous Agent, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision (CV)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:49

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