When you get to Novigrad or Beauclair, you realize that you are the only live player there, all others are either senseless robots playing one of a limited set of behaviors, or quest givers having one pre-written version of speech.
But if NPCs will have Artificial Intelligence, personality, character, then open-world games will become truly open and interesting worlds. Now after completing the quest, the world around becomes just a decoration, but the AI is what will allow you to constantly return to this world.
NPCs will be able to act not only as part of the plot to which the player follows, but to be a living part of the game world, which will allow the player to build or destroy long-term relationships with non-player characters.
We love videogames, and most of all games that can offer the player an interesting and rich story with a lot of characters, their stories, the ability to choose and so on. Games about the witcher Geralt of Rivia - this is one of the best game series that humanity has seen, especially the Wild Hunt.
We are also big fans of CD Project RED, so we made the choice quickly :)
And yet, the game is great, the story is great, what's wrong? We, like all players, lack the ability to communicate with the NPC. Everyone remember the standard phrase “hm..?” ? :) And so it is the same situation with every NPC in the game: it is impossible to communicate on the street with someone, with important characters, with a tavern outside the prepared replicas. But we would like to sit in the tavern and just talk with passersby or, for example, start a long discussion with Regis :)
That's why we do it. We want to communicate with our favorite characters, to be friends with them, to learn something interesting. Still remember the video dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the series? We want to tell Geralt how we are doing :)
Let`s stay in touch! No spam, only rare and interesting information.
First of all, we need to transform all the data that exists about the Witcher Universe into the knowledge format of Artificial Intelligence (as we do in our main work, the development of the Universal AI. You can read it on the laboratory's website). This knowledge of all weapons, armor, monsters, events and much more.
At the second stage, we will work with the personality of Geralt, namely: we will limit the amount of knowledge (he cannot know everything: D); start collecting facts about his personality, decisions, interests, character traits and much more.
In the third stage, we will create several more personalities which will be determined by voting.
Creation a picture of the world in the Witcher Universe. Expert system (wiki replacement).
Creation of the personality of Geralt of Rivia based on the general knowledge about the world and the characteristics of the personality
Work with a few more personalities which will be determined by community vote
There is a lot of data on the Internet, there are many wikis in the Witcher universe. However, all these data have a bad quality and scattered.
Therefore, we ask you to help us in collecting information about the Witcher Universe (now we limit ourselves only to the Wild Hunt). It is necessary to fill in and check all these tables so that we can transform all this data into knowledge of Artificial Intelligence.
Full knowledge about the Witcher Universe will allow us to revive almost any character, we will only need to collect enough data about personality. You decide who will be next :)