"The future direction of game development is towards more flexible, realistic, and interactive game worlds. However, current methods of game design do not allow for anything other than pre-scripted player exchanges and static objects and environments. An emergent approach to game development involves the creation of a globally designed game system that provides rules and boundaries for player interactions, rather than prescribed paths. Emergence in Games provides a foundation for applying the theory and practice of emergence in games to game design. Emergent narrative, characters and agents, and game worlds are covered, and hands-on tutorials and case studies allow the reader to the put the skills and ideas presented into practice."--Jacket.