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by miriam
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Heart of Fire
Replies: 34
Views: 11009

Re: Heart of Fire

Just played Heart of Fire and loved it. Mostly I enjoyed your dialogue. You are really starting to show yourself as one of the best writers of dialogue I've come across. Well done! I've never been a big player of games (I like RenAi for the stories) so I didn't know enough about games to be upset ab...
by miriam
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Re: Artificial Intelligence Personality

Umm... I should explain what I mean when I say that a lot of AI is a dead end. I don't mean that it is useless, just that I don't think it is not going to be part of "real" AI. Things like chatbots are not what I call "true" AI in that I consider them clever hacks, but until we get proper intelligen...
by miriam
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Re: Artificial Intelligence Personality

Sorry it took me a while to reply. I've been away for a few days. Reading back over my last post I realise I should have been a little clearer. Since about 1997 I've mostly been earning my income through building and programming 3d worlds, but they haven't been games. They have been in VRML (Virtual...
by miriam
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Re: Artificial Intelligence Personality

I'm greatly in favor of AI. Most of my work has been in building 3d virtual worlds and I have spent a lot of time working on ways to apply AI to characters in stories set in those worlds. 3d work seems to have fallen off for me lately so I've been exploring other things in the course of which I stum...
by miriam
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Re: Artificial Intelligence Personality

I gotta agree with PyTom that the human intelligence of the writer is a far more potent thing than the insect-like intelligence of current AI efforts, but at the same time I see AI as just another tool that a good writer might be able to use. As chronoluminaire mentioned, even small changes in the s...
by miriam
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Cell Phone Love Letter
Replies: 27
Views: 10540

Wow!
I laughed, I gasped, I despaired, I giggled, I swooned.
What a wonderful story! Thank you so much for making this.

Please don't ever stop writing.

Now I've started reading the stories on your website. I'm addicted. :)
by miriam
Mon May 21, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Sight of Autumn
Replies: 29
Views: 13166

Interesting thoughts. Thanks for the info. I'm one of those people who buys the DVD to watch all the "making of" featurettes. :) By the way I think you are wrong... you do have a good imagination. The Sight of Autumn is proof of that. But it doesn't just prove that you can imagine it (which, in my o...
by miriam
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new here... ^^
Replies: 15
Views: 2791

Wonderful work!! I am green with envy. :) I'm a newcomer here too, having never encountered ren'ai before (though I've been familiar with text interactive fiction for decades). I decided immediately that I should have a shot at making my own piece, adapting an existing story of mine. It is fantastic...
by miriam
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Users
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Wow! A lot of people.
I wonder how much of that has resulted from NaNo...?

I hope it continues as news spreads further and further about this wonderful stuff.
by miriam
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2007 French Presidential Election
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Maybe the socialist woman, Ségolène Royal, doesn't want to mention that how she would achieve her ends is partly to raise taxes. Sweden, which has had pretty-much the highest standard of living in the world for many decades, no poverty, universal healthcare, and an incredibly balanced society, also ...
by miriam
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Sounds like a lovely story idea.
Funny how sometimes the challenge of making something can be the greatest source of fun.
by miriam
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

F.I.A -- I remember Starship Titanic... I still have it here. Pretty amazing game. Douglas Adams spent a couple of years (I think) working on that. It was all hard-wired, if I remember rightly, which is what made it so darned complex. That is, it was set up pretty-much like a standard IF piece. The ...
by miriam
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Papillon, yes! If the AI is playing the part of an AI then I think the human could be much more forgiving of blunders... if written right. It would be especially useful to have a backstory that encouraged the desire to help -- for instance if she is escaping from some threatening situation in which ...
by miriam
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

DaFool -- It occurs to me that one way you could conveniently excuse some verbal blunders by an Alicebot is to fabricate a backstory that the AI character is foreign and is still learning English. At first I thought that harvesting a player's likes and dislikes would be really difficult. There are i...
by miriam
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8990

Counter Arts -- interesting idea using the place and objects and people in the game as part of the input to an Alicebot, like the classic text adventure games do. I wonder how that would be done. In some respect it introduces some context... something that is largely missing from chatterbots. It cou...