Learn more about the BELIEVE research group and our goals.
What is BELIEVE?BELIEVE is a research group focused on studying character and story believability in video games. The research team utilizes a variety of different projects to achieve this goal. The main projects are:
ScriptEaseScriptEase is a program that generates scripts for video games. Instead of programming, users can use ScriptEase's drag-and-drop interface to make their games come to life. Scripts are generated using plugin translators for different games, allowing ScriptEase II to be adapted to any game engine. Read more.
Character EmotionsCharacters are vital to large video game worlds as they bring life to the world. However, background characters are known to rarely exhibit any sign of motivated behaviour or emotional state. We want to change this by assigning these characters emotions that can be identiﬁed through their non-verbal behaviour. Read more.
Behaviour ArchitectureIn recent years, video game artificial intelligence has developed more slowly than other aspects of video games, such as graphics, mainly due to the cost of scripting complex and believable virtual characters. Our research led by Richard Zhao and Duane Szafron develops a behaviour architecture for controlling the behaviours of virtual characters. Read more.
Contact the BELIEVE research group here.The BELIEVE research group holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Please use the contact form for details.