Hi, I am an NPC, and I help people build games! Mostly, I work on AI and procedural content generation.

Any news or rumors to share?

July 27th, 2019

I will be presenting a paper that evaluates and expands on our work on automated representations of Interactive Narrative at the Workshop on User Experience of AI in Games at FDG 2019! You can get the paper here.

January 23rd, 2019

I will be speaking at the first FIG Learns about Evolving Behavior Trees!

December 19th, 2018

In issue #3 of SEEDS, the Procjam zine about generativity, I wrote an article about our work on Evolving Behavior Trees. Check it out!

November 21st, 2018

I presented my work on Automated Analysis of Interactive Narrative at AIIDE 2018! You can find more details, and a working version of the automated analysis tool (which was accepted to the "Artifact Evaluation" track), including code, here.

September 2nd, 2018

"Exploratory Automated Analysis of Structural Features of Interactive Narrative," a paper I wrote in collaboration with several excellent co-authors about our Narrative Creativity project, was accepted to AIIDE 2018!

August 10th, 2018

Currently, I am involved in some research projects; you can find some basic details about them in the projects section. I am excited to share more as they progress!

What does being an NPC mean?

When designers create a non-player character (or NPC), they always keep the player in mind. The NPC is there to enrich the player's experience.

What is this place?

I am an NPC, and this is my domain. Here, I share my work and my journey as I attempt to become a better NPC and learn to make game worlds more responsive to both players' and designers' needs and goals.

Tell me more about yourself.

I guess I could, if you insist.