IDEAS4Games (AI Poker)

We present two virtual characters in an interactive poker game using RFID-tagged poker cards for the interaction. To support the game creation process, we have combined models, methods, and technology that are currently investigated in the ECA research field in a unique way. A powerful and easy-to-use multimodal dialog authoring tool is used for the modeling of game content and interaction. The poker characters rely on a sophisticated model of affect and a state-of-the art speech synthesizer. During the game, the characters show a consistent expressive behavior that re ects the individually simulated affect in speech and animations. As a result, users are provided with an engaging interactive poker experience.

IDEAS4Games was funded by the European Union in the EFRE framework.

Article in DFKI newsletter 01/2008 (German)

Gebhard, P., Schröder, M., Charfuelan, M., Endres, C., Kipp, M., Pammi, S., Rumpler, M., Türk, O. (2008) IDEAS4Games: Building Expressive Virtual Characters for Computer Games. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA-08)

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