Mech-Elites - Illuminating the Mechanic Space of GVG-AI

Published in FDG, 2020

Recommended citation: Charity, M., Green, M. C., Khalifa, A., & Togelius, J. (2020). Mech-Elites: Illuminating the Mechanic Space of GVGAI. arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.04733. https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.04733

This paper introduces a fully automatic method of mechanic illumination for general video game level generation. Using the Constrained MAP-Elites algorithm and the GVG-AI framework, this system generates the simplest tile based levels that contain specific sets of game mechanics and also satisfy playability constraints. We apply this method to illuminate mechanic space for 4 different games in GVG-AI: Zelda, Solarfox, Plants, and RealPortals.

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Charity, M., Green, M. C., Khalifa, A., & Togelius, J. (2020). Mech-Elites: Illuminating the Mechanic Space of GVGAI. arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.04733.