Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Michael F. Cornell
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is considered to be among the most complex real-time strategy games that exist today. I am testing whether or not players can gain meaningful strategic value through statistical analysis. In particular, I have focused my analysis on how players can redefine their path from their initial-state to their goal-state in one versus one games, how players can optimize their chance of winning through faction selection, and how players ought to evaluate balance in team games. Through regression analysis, I have concluded that there is potential for statistics to inform player behavior when it comes to each of these strategies.
Cornell, Michael, "Simplifying an Infinitely Complex State-Space: Real-Time Strategy Optimization in Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1123.
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