Video game creation is one of the most exciting and fulfilling pursuits a person can undertake. It requires skill, art, and programming capability, taking talent and a lot of hard work to create an immersive or realistic gaming experience. For years, computer scientists have dreamed of creating a system that could automate the process, saving time and energy for any creator.
This is a topic that has recently been getting lots of attention in the gaming community, as Hypesters predict that one day artificial intelligence (AI) will be able to automate the hard work of video game creation. But the truth is that this view is a bit too optimistic.
AI is incredibly versatile and has far reaching potential, but there is one difference between using basic AI to automate a process and using AI to create the entire game. AI can be programmed to function within a video game’s parameters and give the player an experience that follows certain patterns, but the actual game development process still requires the developer to think out of the box in order to create something fresh, innovative, and most importantly, fun.
AI may eventually be able to automate some of the grinding process that goes into making a game, but it cannot do the creative thinking it takes to come up with plot and set pieces and to develop the relationships between characters and the world around them. The creative process also involves making difficult decisions about when to abandon or keep certain features, and it requires the developer to have a deep understanding of the game and its players. AI is simply not advanced enough yet to do this.
Additionally, creating a unique game requires careful analysis of the competition and a deep understanding of what makes a game feel meaningful and immersive. AI has not yet achieved the level of understanding necessary to develop this kind of game, leaving this task up to the game developer.
In conclusion, while artificial intelligence may one day automate some parts of the process of game development, it is nowhere near close to being able to fill in all the gaps of the hard work that goes into creating a unique, meaningful, and immersive game. People are the best source of creative knowledge, and AI simply cannot match the level of creativity and problem solving skills a person has.