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Project Constructive aims to design, develop and evaluate innovative features for constructive and positive game play experiences in multi-player virtual spaces. The work is conducted in the subject area of computing science, in the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and game design. 

Project Constructive is a joint project of the International Research School of Game Design (IRSGD) of Gotland University and Uppsala University, and The Expressive Intelligence Studio (EIS) at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).

AI based Game Design 
In the project, the notion of what AI based game design is, and can be, is explored. A collection of resources related to the topic is to appear at the URL www.aigamedesign.com in the near future. 

Method 
The method used for exploration in Project Constructive is iterative development, evaluation, and assessment of experimental research prototypes. This method draws upon the assumption that in order gain understanding of game mechanics and their resulting dynamics when played it is in many cases necessary to build games (Mateas, 2005)*. This is increasingly important for achieving novel and innovative techniques, methods and approaches to game design. The method is described in Design for Results (Eladhari and Ollila, 2010)**. 

*Mateas, M., & Stern, A. (2005). Build it to understand it: Ludology meets narratology in game design space. Proceedings of DiGRA’ 2005 conference: Changing views ‐ worlds in play. Vancouver: University of Vancouver. 
**Eladhari M. P., Ollila, E.M.I. Game Research Methods, University of Tampere, Finland, 2010, also to appear in the journal Simulation and Gaming in 2011.


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Project Leader:
Mirjam P Eladhari


Advisors
Michael Mateas,
Noah Wardrip-Fruin


Pataphysic Institute
Christoph Pech,
Lovisa Pettersson,
Marcus Peterson,
Mirjam P Eladhari


AI based Game Design
Josh McCoy,
Anne Sullivan,
Gillian Smith,
Mirjam P Eladhari

Social Model Agent
Magnus Johansson,
Harko Verhagen,
Mirjam P Eladhari


Partners

International Research School of Game Design (Gotland University and Uppsala University)

The Expressive Intelligence Studio