Today the AI (Artificial Intelligence) routines for the inhabitants of Dinosaur Island to identify food were put in place and tested. The above screen capture shows the results: Gertie, a hungry Edmontosaurus regalis, has spied a forest of Araucaria trees on higher ground about 55 meters to the north-northeast. Barney, a very hungry nine year-old Tyrannosaurus rex has spotted Gertie 145 meters almost due east on the other side of a creek bed lined with Nipa plants. This doesn’t look good for Gertie. Will one and a half football fields be enough of a head start? How long will Barney pursue dinner before the energy expended will be too great? Look at Barney’s health. He hasn’t eaten for a while and he doesn’t have much energy left.
A reminder: the 2D ‘top down’ version of Dinosaur Island is just for testing and scenario creation purposes. Dinosaur Island will be released in full 3D. Dinosaur Island is a unique interactive simulation of real dinosaurs in their natural environment.