Gaming and Artificial Intelligence

The world of gaming and esports is exploding at record-breaking pace. Check out this infographic to see the evolution of video games and how AI is enhancing game quality.
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  • The Rise of Mobile Gaming
    • In March 2018, Fortnite was released on iOS
    • By December, 83 million all-time downloads and $64 million in monthly revenue
    • In 2019, Clash of Clans was the top grossing gaming app in the App Store, generating $1.54 million per day.
    • Today, 25% of all iOS apps are games.
    • By 2021, more than 1 and 4 people worldwide will be an active mobile gamer.
  • 81% of digital gaming times spent on mobile apps
  • Mobile makes millions
    • By 2021, consumer spending on mobiles will reach $90 billion
    • In just one month, the top from mobile games generate millions in revenue:
      • Homescapes: 15 million downloads and $44million in revenue
      • PlayerUnknown’s Battleground: 11 million downloads and $31million in revenue
      • Candy Crush: 10 million downloads and $71 million in revenue
    • Engagement with mobiles games increases by 10% every year.
  • Gaming Drives Advanced Tech
    • Augmented Reality (AR)
      • Mobile games were among the first to bring augmented reality to the mainstream.
      • Today, 81% of U.S. gamers have played using AR more than once and 53% play mobile AR games.
      • AR brings games into the real world for a more immersive experience
      • The top AR Games:
        • Pokemon GO: Revenue of $1.9 Billion
        • Jurasssic World - Alive: Revenue of $20.5 million
        • The Walking Dead – Our World: Revenue of $6.8 million
      • Artificial Intelligence had been an element in games since the beginning.
  • In-Game AI Features:
    • Pathfinding
      • Plots the shortest path between points
      • Example: Pac-Man
    • Non-Player Characters
      • Defines complex behaviors for NPCs
      • Example: Read Dead Redemption 2
    • Superior Gameplay
      • AI-enabled games can adapt and generate new content for a unique player experience
      • Example: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
    • Spirit Ally is a chatbot designed to identify abusive language between players – currently used in online games.
  • Next Generation In-Game AI
    • Self-learning: Characters that learn and grow just like people.
    • Personalization: Games that adapt to what each player likes
  • As mobile games grow, developers will need more advanced tech to keep up with the competition.
  • AI and The Future of Gaming – Gaming Drives Innovation
    • Microsoft’s Project Malmo: Uses Minecraft to test its AI’s ability to navigate the world and collaborate.
    • OpenAI’s Universe Program: Lets self-driving car developers train their AI algorithms by playing Grand Theft Auto.
    • Google’s DeepMind: Set AlphaStar AI loose in StarCraft II to test its ability to learn with nothing but reinforcement algorithms. AlphaStar is now capable of beating 99.8% of human players.
  • AI Powers Game Development
    • As AI grows more advanced, games will feature AI-generated:
      • Levels based on developer game design
      • Graphics based on real-world images
      • Open Worlds with more detail and variation
      • Games built from scratch completely by AI
  • “If it takes a human between 12,000 and 20,000 hours of practice to master a certain skill, then the bots burn through ‘100 human lifetimes of experience every single day’.”
  • AI is already an essential tool for game development – from powering NPCs to expediting software testing.
  • AI Testing
    • Checks the performance and speed of gaming software
    • Runs through the entire game map in less than 1 hour
    • Self-learning AI discovers things you didn’t know inside of the game.
    • Shortens the time need to develop and release new games
  • PinkLion is the only AI testing solution that works on Unity, Unreal and custom gaming engines.
  • Take the first step toward the future – let AI test your games.