Honest vs Cheating Bots in PATROL-Based Real-Time Strategy MMOGs [chapter]

Stefano Sebastio, Michele Amoretti, Jose Raul Murga, Marco Picone, Stefano Cagnoni
2014 Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life  
The increasing success of massively multi-player online games (MMOGs) is due to the fact that they allow players to explore huge virtual worlds and to interact in many different ways, either cooperating or competing. To support the implementation of ultra-scalable real-time strategy MMOGs, we are developing a middleware, called PATROL, that is based on a structured peer-to-peer overlay scheme. Among other features, PATROL provides AI-based modules to detect cheating attempts, that the
more » ... zed communication infrastructure may favor. In this paper we illustrate how we implemented honest and cheating autonomous players (bots). In particular, we show how honest bots can detect cheating bots in real-time, thanks to strategies based on neural networks.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37577-4_15 fatcat:bwhopidakjcjhja6xt6ak2mfni