SimDialog: A visual game dialog editor

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Owen, C. ; Biocca, F. ; Bohil, C. ; Conley, J. (2008)
  • Subject: Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence | Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

SimDialog is a visual editor for dialog in computer games. This paper presents the design of SimDialog, illustrating how script writers and non-programmers can easily create dialog for video games with complex branching structures and dynamic response characteristics. The system creates dialog as a directed graph. This allows for play using the dialog with a state-based cause and effect system that controls selection of non-player character responses and can provide a basic scoring mechanism for games.
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