Bachelor Thesis

In my bachelor thesis, I investigated the use of procedurally generated content as a tool for rapid prototyping. To do that I iterated on a simple top-down action game by procedurally generating the levels and observingving testers play the game.

I concluded that this is a good tool to quickly test mechanics by creating surprising situations. Using seeds for the levels proved a good way to create reproducible situations. But a good toolbox for procedural content is needed, or the implementation of procedural content generation itself will take up too much time.

Project Specifics:
Year: 2016
Engine: Unity (C#)
Personal worktime: 4 months
My Responsibilities included:
- Developing topdown action game
- Developing AI, based on statemachine and A* pathfinding
- Implementation of various systems of procedural level generation
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Bombs where implemented to battle the problem of small corridors making the game too predictable
Bombs where implemented to battle the problem of small corridors making the game too predictable