Been too long

Wow, I can't believe it has been almost 6 months since my last post. I really need to start keeping this more up to date.

So, where to begin. Back in May I moved off of the Age of Empires: Online project onto a new, still unannounced, project. I am heading up the AI development on this new project, so that is really exciting. This is going to be the first time I have had to write an AI system from the ground up, and it is coming along really nicely. The AI is already able to play the game, just not very intelligently. That is changing little by little.I can't wait for this game to finally be announced so I can share more details.

I have also spent the past couple of months working on an article for the next AI Game Programming Wisdom book. Man, has that been an experience. I thought, hey, I wrote a big long paper to prepare for my GDC presentation, ho hard can it be to turn that into an article for a book? Not as easy as I thought. Fortunately, the section editors were awesome and gave me some great feedback and support to get this article done. I am super excited to get my copy of the book.

In other news, if you have been living under a rock somewhere you may not have heard about the Kickstarter some friends of mine over at Uber Entertainment have going for game called Planetary Annihilation. At the moment they have already met their goal, but they have some pretty interesting stretch goals revealed and I have it on good authority that they have a couple even more interesting ones on the way.

If you have not checked out their Kickstarter page, give it a look: If you have already backed it, as I have, awesome! I am really excited to see this game released.

I will try to keep this blog more up to date in the future, regardless of how busy things are.


serge fjetland said... / September 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

W00T W00T PA looks awsome!

what ever happend to Kings and Castles, that still in the works or what?

Michael Robbins said... / September 4, 2012 at 10:13 PM  

Kings and Castles is still on the back burner.

cyb.tachyon said... / September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM  

Good to hear from you Sorian! More updates! Also, when's the best time of year to visit Seattle?

Michael Robbins said... / September 5, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

Depends if you want rain, snow, or sun.

Snow: November - January.
Sun: July & August.
Rain: Any time not mentioned above.

Philip said... / September 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM  

Finally another update. Very excited about your new project, about Planetary Annihilation *and* about any AI modding you're going to do on that ;-)

cyb.tachyon said... / September 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM  

Thanks much! We're planning a week-long trip to visit everyone up there sometime spring, so if there's any souvenirs you want from Florida just message me. See you on the Planetary Annihilation forums.

Quitch said... / September 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM  

They've got you back on AI? Oh thank God. There's hope for deprive skirmish players yet.

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