Introducing Our Revolutionary AI-Driven NPC Modding Framework for Unreal and Unity Games

Convai Team
March 18, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of video game development, the push for more immersive, dynamic, and responsive gaming experiences has never been stronger. At Convai, we've always been at the forefront of innovation, striving to deliver tools and solutions that not only meet but exceed the expectations of both developers and gamers. Today, we are thrilled to unveil our latest breakthrough: a pioneering modding framework designed for Unreal and Unity-based games, focused on creating AI-driven NPCs. This new framework seamlessly integrates with Convai APIs, opening up unparalleled opportunities for mod developers to enhance existing games with intelligent, interactive characters.

A New Era of Gaming Modding

Our modding framework is more than just a tool; it's a gateway to endless possibilities. It allows mod developers to leverage Convai’s cutting-edge AI technology to create NPCs that can think, learn, and adapt in ways previously unimaginable. These NPCs can engage players with complex behaviors, personalized interactions, and an unprecedented level of realism through features like Actions, Emotions, Long Term Memory etc, significantly enriching the gaming experience.

Seamless Integration with Unreal and Unity

Designed with flexibility in mind, our framework effortlessly plugs into both Unreal and Unity, the two most popular game development engines in the industry. This means that virtually any game built on these platforms can now be enhanced with AI-driven NPCs, without the need for extensive modifications or overhauls.

Empowering Mod Developers

At the heart of our initiative is a commitment to empower mod developers. By providing access to Convai’s APIs through our modding framework, we're not just offering tools; we're opening up a realm of creativity and innovation. Mod developers can now craft unique, intelligent characters that elevate gameplay and storytelling to new heights.

Proven Success: Hogwarts Legacy and Cyberpunk 2077

We've put our framework to the test by creating mods for two of the most popular games in recent years: Hogwarts Legacy and Cyberpunk 2077. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with both players and developers amazed at the depth and realism our AI NPCs brought to these worlds. From the bustling streets of Night City to the magical halls of Hogwarts, our mods have showcased the transformative potential of AI-driven characters.

How It Works

Integrating AI-driven NPCs into your favorite Unreal Engine games is now more accessible than ever with our modding framework. Here’s a simplified overview of the process, focusing on the essential steps to get you started:

  • Use Convai SDK and UE4SS: Begin with the Convai SDK for C++ to tap into AI-driven dialogues and responses, and the UE4SS Lua scripting platform for the practical integration of these features into Unreal Engine 4 and 5 games.
  • Prepare Your Development Environment: Ensure you're using the correct version of Unreal Engine to match the game you're modding. Installation guides for both the Convai SDK and UE4SS can be found on their respective GitHub pages.
  • Capture and Respond: The core of your mod will involve capturing player interactions, querying the Convai API for responses, and then using those responses to drive NPC behaviors and dialogues in the game.
  • Implementing AI Dialogues: Through a combination of C++ for the backend logic and Lua for scripting in-game events, you'll create immersive, AI-powered experiences that breathe new life into game characters.

For a more detailed step-by-step guide, including tips on overcoming common challenges and enhancing your mods with features like realistic lipsync, we strongly recommend following our comprehensive YouTube tutorial series. These videos are designed to walk you through the entire process, from setup and installation to advanced modding techniques.

Join the Revolution

We're on the brink of a new era in game development, where the lines between player and NPC begin to blur, creating more engaging and lifelike experiences. Whether you're a seasoned mod developer or just starting, our AI-driven NPC modding framework for Unreal and Unity is your toolkit for pushing the boundaries of what's possible in game modding.