AI: Search Behaviours

In intelAgent, whenever the player is seen, the guards will enter the “alert” phase. As long as the player is within a guards direct line of sight, guards will converge on that players position. Once the player is no longer visible and a guard has reached that last known location, the guards will be told to search the level. It’s important for this search behaviour to be semi-realistic but still beatable for the player. Too dumb and there’s no challenge, but too smart and it just gets frustrating. This is true for all AI behaviour, it needs to provide a challenge for the player and give them a sense of accomplishment when they overcome it. Continue reading

What’s a Jellywaffle

Hi everyone, I’m Shelley, one of the developers here at Jellywaffle. Elliot has been telling me to write a blog post so here we are. Pretty sure he was probably expecting something more technical though. Oh well.

So why exactly are we called Jellywaffle? There’s two parts to that. First, Jelly was something a friend of mine came up with a while ago. It combined our names – Jonathan, Elliot and Shelley – into a nice simple word. We were all at lunch one day, trying to come up with names and were pretty stuck. I told them about Jelly and no one objected. Now I love waffles. In fact, I would pretty much suggest waffles for lunch every week. I guess I had waffles on my mind so I just said waffles as a joke. At some point, someone just said Jellywaffle and that was it. Jellywaffle was born. (I don’t think we really had many other name ideas.)

I will end this post with a photo of some of the waffles I’ve had recently. Enjoy.