Generate And Test

Generate and test is part of a proposed taxonomy for PCG suggested by Julian Togelius as a counterpart to constructive PCG. Discussing this on Google Groups, he suggests that most PCG research is directed towards optimization or generate and test methods which:

create lots of content instance more or less randomly, test them according to some fitness/objective function, throw away the bad instances

Code Example

PCG Wiki References

External Links

Optimization based versus "constructive" PCG - Thread on Google groups.
Paper on Search Based Procedural Content Generation which outlines the proposed taxonomy.

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