AudioInSpace: Exploring the Creative Fusion of Generative Audio, Visuals and Gameplay

  • Amy K. Hoover
  • William Cachia
  • Antonios Liapis
  • Georgios N. Yannakakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9027)

Abstract

Computer games are unique creativity domains in that they elegantly fuse several facets of creative work including visuals, narrative, music, architecture and design. While the exploration of possibilities across facets of creativity offers a more realistic approach to the game design process, most existing autonomous (or semi-autonomous) game content generators focus on the mere generation of single domains (creativity facets) in games. Motivated by the sparse literature on multifaceted game content generation, this paper introduces a multifaceted procedural content generation (PCG) approach that is based on the interactive evolution of multiple artificial neural networks that orchestrate the generation of visuals, audio and gameplay. The approach is evaluated on a spaceship shooter game. The generated artifacts — a fusion of audiovisual and gameplay elements — showcase the capacity of multifaceted PCG and its evident potential for computational game creativity.

Notes

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Luke Aquilina for his contributions to development. This research is supported, in part, by the FP7 ICT project C2Learn (project no: 318480) and by the FP7 Marie Curie CIG project AutoGameDesign (project no: 630665).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy K. Hoover
    • 1
  • William Cachia
    • 1
  • Antonios Liapis
    • 1
  • Georgios N. Yannakakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Digital GamesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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