This week I completed the Results Analysis, Conclusion, Recommendations and Critical Evaluation sections of my dissertation. I also updated my testing logs, and added the final little touches, as well as proofreading. Now my dissertation is complete.
Last week I completed the final build of the House Robot demo for my dissertation, so now the testers can choose which method of DDB to use at the start of the game and are able to experience both included methods.
I’ve also revised my lit review and subsequent sections, after receiving formal feedback from my tutor. So this week I will be undertaking the testing and data collection process and completing the remaining few sections of the dissertation.
This week I’ve been working on the implementation of DDB in my House Robot game. I have now finished the ‘game world modelling’ variant of DDB, which features modifications to spawn rates, ammo quantities and hiding place invisibility percentages, based on a dynamic assessment of the player’s skill level. So next I need to implement the ‘opponent modelling’ variant, which will feature modifications to the AI itself.
Last week I continued work on my dissertation writing, and I added a new mechanic to my House Robot game so the player can hide under beds. This week I’m going to add the dynamic difficulty modes to my game, in preparation for user testing where I can evaluate the most appropriate application of DDB.
The last couple of weeks I have been working on the methodology section of my dissertation. I am currently writing about the design elements of the House Robot game, in terms of why certain algorithms were chosen and how multi-threading has been utilised within the game.
Been working on a graphical update for my dissertation game, House Robot. The original sprites had just been placeholders really, so this time I made an effort and the sprite animations in particular look much better.
This week I’ve been improving upon the initial draft of my lit review, by adding additional references to back up points made and to provide a comparing and contrasting of viewpoints in the subject areas.
I’ve also been working on my sprite creation skills, and I’ve managed to draw a much better character sprite for my dissertation and his walking animation spritesheets. My former attempts had literally been created as fast as possible to get something working to test my game, but now I’m putting proper effort in to improve the visual aspect of the game.