Short Literature Review for a General Player Model Based on Behavlets

Benjamin Ultan Cowley, Darryl Charles

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    We present the first in a series of three academic essays which deal with the question of how to build a generalized player model. We begin with a proposition: a general model of players requires parameters for the subjective experience of play, including at least: player psychology, game structure, and actions of play. Based on this proposition, we pose three linked research questions, which make incomplete progress toward a generalised player model: RQ1 what is a necessary and sufficient foundation to a general player model?; RQ2 can such a foundation improve performance of a computational intelligence-based player model?; and RQ3 can such a player model improve efficacy of adaptive artificial intelligence in games? We set out the arguments behind these research questions in each of the three essays, presented as three preprints. The first essay, in this preprint, reviews the literature for the core foundations for a general player model. We then propose a plan for future work to systematically extend the review and thus provide an empirical answer to RQ1 above. This work will directly support the proposed approach to address RQ2 and RQ3 above. This review was developed to support our 'Behavlets' approach to player modelling; therefore if citing this work, please use the relevant citation: Cowley B, Charles D. Behavlets: a Method for Practical Player Modelling using Psychology-Based Player Traits and Domain Specific Features. User Modelling and User-Adapted Interaction. 2016 Feb 8; online (Special Issue on Personality in Personalized Systems):1-50.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalarXiv.org
    Volume1603.06996
    Number of pages7
    ISSN2331-8422
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2016
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

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    7 pages, 1 table
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    Fields of Science

    • cs.HC
    • H.1.2
    • 515 Psychology

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    Short Literature Review for a General Player Model Based on Behavlets. / Cowley, Benjamin Ultan; Charles, Darryl.

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