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Can we build it? Using experimental prototyping and iterative development for historical game design

Can we build it? Using experimental prototyping and iterative development for historical game design

The prototypes are constructed to test initial ideas and to devise provisional models of game-based historical learning. Concerning the games' historical background, I decided to situate them in the early medieval period of Anglo-Saxon England, a turbulent period in British history in which this land, on the fringe of being colonised by Danish invaders, became a single unified state, with an identity that last to this day. This particular period forms part of the national school curriculum for key stage 2; covering years 3 to 6 in schools in England and Wales. This choice greatly facilitates the implementation of the project in a formal school setting, a key part of the next phase of my research plan. From a general perspective, the game prototypes were constructed to articulate layers of representation, simulation, narrative and play around the chosen historical period. From a representational viewpoint, the games had to allow players to visit the Anglo-Saxon world, granting the exploration of representative buildings, the meaningful interaction with believable characters, and the manipulation of objects and tools of cultural significance. Integrated simulations had to communicate “how things worked” at the time. Non-player agents had to exhibit believable behaviours, expressing social and cultural patterns of interaction with other agents and the environment, reflecting the meanings associated with the struggle of surviving in the harsh living conditions of the medieval time. Narrative layers had to convey factual information about the historical time while also letting players participate in the construction of a non-linear storyline. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the game needed to work as a game. It needed to be engaging and fun, setting into motion all the mechanisms that make games intrinsically motivating.
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Development of video game design using BLENDER and UNITY software

Development of video game design using BLENDER and UNITY software

. For that we created ip addresses for the players. It depends upon how many players can join the game and play. So this networking is the main part in the multiplayer games. After giving the networking to no. of players we will finally bring our actual model and merge all the files to the main model of the game. Since it is a multiplayer game so separate introducing of the enemy robot is not needed. And at final our main part of the game is to give no. of levels which is included in our game. We can give multiple levels. The basic difference of the levels is, the life of the robot will be increased or boosted as the levels are introduced as well as the powers of the enemy and the robot will be increased. Even we can change the guns. And also some changes will be introduced in the model as the levels are increased. This is actual overview of the game. This all has been introduced together in the unity software. And finally we will bring the game in a particular software where other players can join the game and collides with the robots (no. of players joined). In future, this game we will import this game as an android application so that all over world players can play this game. As it is a multiplayer game so we can add numerous players.
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An Infinite Runner Game Design using Automata Theory

An Infinite Runner Game Design using Automata Theory

Automata theory has immense importance in automated game design and development. In this paper, we present Game Design of an infinite runner game “Hungry bird” using Mealy Machines and Theory of Automation. In existing literature game design had been structured using NFA (Non-Deterministic Finite Automata) and DFA (Deterministic Finite Automata) in which NFA must be converted to DFA for implementation of game design but using Mealy machines the design becomes even explicit. This paper discusses the design theory and design of “hungry bird”. It is observed that game design in Mealy Machine is more understandable and it can be further extended to more advance automation.
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Exploring the Learning Mechanism in Educational Games

Exploring the Learning Mechanism in Educational Games

So far, mainly traditional educational models and theories have been used to explain learning with games [ 3 ] . Only a few attempts to integrate educational theories and game design aspects have been made [ 5 ][ 6 ][ 3 ] . However, most of these attempts have failed to achieve their pri- mary goal – integration of the pedagogy and the game design aspects. Thus, more robust models that can be used as a foundation of educational game research are needed. The development of theoretical foundation for game-based learn- ing is crucial because if educational games are developed without appropriate pedagogical ba- sis, the investments in educational gaming tech- nologies may be considered as wasted.
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Game Developer   Game Career Guide Fall 2008 pdf

Game Developer Game Career Guide Fall 2008 pdf

The yearly Game Developers Conference has grown from its origins as an informal living room meeting to become a weeklong event attended by thousands. The conference has a long list of speakers each year and the offerings are scheduled along tracks. Lectures and summits are grouped into Audio, Business & Management, Game Design, Production, Programming, Visual Arts, and many other categories so that attendees can experience a full range of viewpoints within their chosen discipline. The GDC also hosts the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards. There is a large exhibition hall where companies can showcase their development tools, and students will want to explore the GDC’s Career Pavilion where they can network with development studios who are looking for fresh talent. GDC nights are given over to a dizzying array of parties, dinners, and pub-crawls. GDC is owned and operated by Think Services, which also owns Game Developer and Gamasutra.com. The next GDC will be held March 23-27, 2009 in San Francisco, California.
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A gamified approach to improving customer service delivery in a train operating company

A gamified approach to improving customer service delivery in a train operating company

The development and use of serious games is an emergent discipline that aims to achieve superior learning outcomes by combining learning design with components more usually associated with games (Deterding et al., 2011). There is not a definitive framework which facilitates the development of serious games or the gamification (integration of games elements) of learning designs; however, “Meaningful gamification is the integration of user-centered game design elements into non-game contexts.” (Nicholson, 2012). Thus in line with the motivations of this paper, and to provide a preliminary methodology for the development of a serious game, a generic new product development methodology as shown in Figure 1 (Tidd and Bessant, 2013) was modified using the experiences of other educational game developers (Gibbs, 1974; Hitchcock, 1988; and Fripp, 1993) to give a suitable development approach for this project as shown in Figure 2.
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No B.S.: The Contemporary Practice of Game Education, Design, and Development

No B.S.: The Contemporary Practice of Game Education, Design, and Development

To borrow what we discussed earlier, one thing that I notice frequently in the artists, programmers, and designers I work with is that almost all do what they can on a daily basis to improve their skills, both because it improves their "art" and because it makes good business sense if they ever find themselves looking for work. For the designers, this generally means digging into academic explorations of high-level design topics such as Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2004) or Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market (Sheri Graner Ray, Boston: Charles River Media, 2003), while the programmers read articles and conference presentations on programming techniques and improving the speed of computation-heavy rendering or AI processes, and the artists are always digging into theories of form and the psychology of art.
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Design Science Paradigm in the Development of Serious Game for Cognitive Rehabilitation

Design Science Paradigm in the Development of Serious Game for Cognitive Rehabilitation

Therapists, based on their patient’s abilities, limitations, and preferences, create this game training. They can access the RGS design environment and start the design process by using the tailoring tools, drawing the Maze’s pathway, adding the game’s objects, identifying the behavior of the opponents, such as how they move or react during game play and by editing and adding questions to the playing field. At the bottom part of the game design environment, there is a text box, and a save button. Therapists can enter texts in the text box describing the objectives of the game, and the instructions on how to play the game. When patients log in to RGS to play the assigned game, these texts will be launched as a game introductory. In the end, after the therapist completes the design, he/she can simply click on the button marked “save” and the final result will be saved.
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Run N Defend – A Game Developed Using Artificial Intelligence Which Works On Path Finding Algorithm

Run N Defend – A Game Developed Using Artificial Intelligence Which Works On Path Finding Algorithm

The authors describe an approach to player-centered game design through adaptive game technologies. In particular, they have focused on three areas of related research: understanding players, modelling players, and adaptive game technology. The paper proposes an approach through which a game developer can make a more conscious effort to model players in a games design and development. By adopting a framework similar to the one that authors have suggested, a game may be designed to be more responsive to a wider range of players by incorporating dynamic models of different players into the game technology. [7]
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Wise Humanising Creativity: changing how we create in a virtual learning environment

Wise Humanising Creativity: changing how we create in a virtual learning environment

Adaptive games design for game-based learning • Design of educational games for people with disabilities • Educational video games and learning management systems • Game design models and design patterns for game- based learning • Instructional design for game-based learning • Integration and deployment of video games in the classroom • Intelligent tutoring systems and game-based learning • Learning by designing and developing video games • Learning styles, behaviors and personalities in educational video games • Mobile development and augmented reality for game-based learning • Motivation, audio and emotions in educational video games • Role of instructors • Virtual worlds and game-based learning
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Ethics as a Game? Towards a Framework for Game Design

Ethics as a Game? Towards a Framework for Game Design

Based on the above reviewed design principles and elements, the research team proposed a model that combined pedagogy as well as other identified game de- sign principles, which is reflected in Figure 1 on the next page. The preliminary goal is to establish an educational game design model for teaching ethical courses. The model combines four dimensions: authenticity, pedagogy, game narratives, and game engagement. Under authenticity, physical fidelity and cog- nitive fidelity will be the focus. Both dimensions are important in designing game for learning. Through the special virtual learning environment, the cogni- tive effect is enhanced. As for the pedagogical dimension, the focal point is on the degree to which the game will achieve the intended learning outcomes. For this objective, the game will be designed based on selected themes covered in the course of “Applied Ethics”. Upon completion of the gameplay, students will be simultaneously obtaining the assessments in which assess their learning effect.
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Gamification in Management : Between Choice Architecture and Humanistic Design

Gamification in Management : Between Choice Architecture and Humanistic Design

design practice: re-organizing processes, products, and services to afford positive, wellbeing- supporting experiences for all stakeholders in order to drive organizational goals. Because experience emerges non-deterministically from the process of humans interacting with their environment (Salovaara and Statler, this issue), game design and gamification are inherently open and unpredictable processes – like any design work (Kolko, 2010). But that doesn’t make them futile or arbitrary: they constitute ‘second order’ design, systematically discovering and creating conditions for the emergence of desired activities and experiences (van Bree, 2014). Like other human-centered design methods, this entails empathizing with people’s current experiences; holistically understanding how these arise from people’s current situation; and then iteratively abducting, creating, evaluating, discarding and refining prototype solutions (Kolko, 2010). However, where normal human-centered design concerns itself with people’s functional needs (‘jobs to be done’), game design and gamification are focused on wellbeing needs driving positive experiences (Deterding, 2015a).
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Fostering Creativity Through Educational Video Game Development Projects: A Study of Contextual and Task Characteristics

Fostering Creativity Through Educational Video Game Development Projects: A Study of Contextual and Task Characteristics

The increasing demand for creative individuals in the labor market requires well-prepared professionals, capable of enhancing competitiveness through new ideas and innovative actions. Educational programs should therefore rely on approaches and learning environments that foster creativity. In this study, video game development projects were used as an approach to foster creativity in educational contexts. Conceptual frameworks focused on contextual creativity enablers indicate that specific environment and task characteristics can facilitate the development and expression of creativity. This study explored the extent to which students perceived that educational game development projects mimicking real-world dynamics recreated contextual conditions appropriate to foster creativity, and whether they associated these conditions to their self-perceived creativity improvement. Questionnaires were administered to 38 students enrolled in two educational game development programs. Findings suggest that video game development creates a remarkable setting to promote and facilitate the expression and development of students’ creativity, due to characteristics of the task and of the work environment generated by this activity.
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Developing a Vocational Training Computer Game Workplace Simulator: The Vocational Game Project

Developing a Vocational Training Computer Game Workplace Simulator: The Vocational Game Project

The associated study will include an assessment of the impact of fun and the impact of narrative on learning outcomes when computer games are used for Vocational Training. ‘Fun’ and ‘narrative’ are two potential elements of process systems that have the capacity to be utilised in Computer Game-based training. Our research to date has included the evaluation of ‘narrative’ as a component of the learning system. The decision to include the criteria of fun in exploring the relationship between deep learning and narrative is the result of observations made during qualitative data collection of previous projects.
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Haptic Virtual Reality and Immersive Learning for Enhanced Organic Chemistry Instruction

Haptic Virtual Reality and Immersive Learning for Enhanced Organic Chemistry Instruction

Gamifying organic chemistry has been conceived by chemistry teachers as a tool to solve students’ problems with learning the subject. Examples of chemistry game systems include ‘Organic Molecule Game’ (Woolley, Sheeley, & Sheeley, 2010), ‘Fastest Fingers’ (Eastwood, 2013), ‘React!’ (React! Team, 2017), and ‘Chairs!’ (Winter, Wentzel, & Ahluwalia, 2016). All these systems focus on the creation of game-like experiences which support learning through trial-and-error during play. This model is adopted in the design of the VRMC system. In addition, prior to the current extensive use of modern technologies in teaching and learning to simulate real-life application environments, it has been demonstrated that hands-on learning significantly affects attitudes toward science (Ornstein, 2006) and science achievement (Stohr-Hunt, 1996). The significance of hands-on or experiential learning has also informed several pedagogical approaches including service, problem-based and scenario-based learning, as well as science laboratory activities. The development of the VRMC is based on the significance and focus of experiential learning theory (ELT) as described by Kolb, Boyatzis, Richard, and Mainemelis, (2000), which addresses four concepts (Kolb & Kolb, 2005). These are captured as abstract conceptualization (AC), that is, the generation of evidence from ideas and theories rather than from concrete examples and Concrete experience (CE), referring to being involved in a new experience. Reflective Observation (RO) is linked to personal experience or the experience of others as basis for developing observations while Active Experimentation (AE) involves using theories as a basis for problem-solving or decision-making.
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Coaching Ireland Coaching Children Workshop Series: Developing Physical Literacy Through Sport: Coaching Children to Think   Factsheet 4

Coaching Ireland Coaching Children Workshop Series: Developing Physical Literacy Through Sport: Coaching Children to Think Factsheet 4

Description: Split children into groups of 6- 8. In an area (marked with cones) similar in size to a badminton court (or bigger for older children) two lines are drawn (rivers) to split the area into three equal thirds. One child (croc) stands on each of the rivers and can only move along the river (cannot come off the line). In batches of 3, children have to pass the ball (no running with the ball) from one end of the area to the other without the crocs eating it.(intercepting or knocking the ball) Every time they achieve this they get a point. If the crocs get it, they get a point. Depending on the number of children, this game can be played as a competition between 2 teams or just by rotating the crocs.
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SEGMENTATION OF BLOOD VESSELS USING IMPROVED LINE DETECTION AND ENTROPY BASED 
THRESHOLDING

SEGMENTATION OF BLOOD VESSELS USING IMPROVED LINE DETECTION AND ENTROPY BASED THRESHOLDING

Mechanics. Bishop, Eberly [13] proposed a general module for game content design. The module contains incident processing and the input of game users’ actions (continuation of the game following the next action of the game users), level data (stores the static information of game roles) and dynamic modules (stores the motion behavior of game roles). Lo and Wen [7] once used a role system (including the appearance, skills, and personalized setting of a role), rules of the game world (the game world will generate an operating rule to manage game users and the relationships with other game units). According to Kosmadoudi, Lim [15], game mechanics usually set in place the motions that may be displayed by game users, together with the files on the motion design of the game users, as well as all rules of the game system. Thus, mechanic dimensions discussed include static and dynamic information of the roles, and the rules of the gaming world.
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Do Usability Expert Evaluation and Testing Provide Novel and Useful Data for Game Development?

Do Usability Expert Evaluation and Testing Provide Novel and Useful Data for Game Development?

There was no statistically significant difference in the number or the rated relevancy of the problems the gamer and non-gamer usability specialists found. Because of this it can be argued that all of the usability specialists who participate in the expert evaluation do not necessarily need to be double experts. This applies at least to the action adventure games that do not require extensive previous knowledge about the game type. More research is needed where the other game types are tested.

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The impacts of a modular design strategy on modern video game development: An explorative study

The impacts of a modular design strategy on modern video game development: An explorative study

In this study, we measured how the performance of the game matched with customer expectations. This performance might not only be dependent on how well the game works, but also to what degree the game is able to enthrall a customer (Kanode & Haddad, 2009). Hence, the relationship between product modularity and product performance is not a clearly defined relationship and will be dependent on the degree of modularity, in combination with other product features. These features will be different for each product type. A theory explaining the enjoyment of gamers is the so called Core Elements of the Gaming Experience (CEGE) by Calvillo-Gámez et al. (2010) (see Appendix III).The model consists out of two main factors influencing the enjoyment of users. One factor concerns the internal game-play elements and the quality of technical subsystems of the game such as sound and graphics. Whereas this part of the CEGE model might be influenced by the degree of modularization throughout the system, many other items in the model do not seem to be influenced by the degree of modularization. Even though the model is focused on user enjoyment and it is not directly comparable with the current research measure for assessing game quality, we can use this model to explain that perceived game quality of users is expected to be influenced by many other factors than Modular design strategy.
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Kirana mobile game

Kirana mobile game

Chapter 1 covers background of the project. The complete description of the project will be explained more details in subsequent chapters. We will grab the opportunity from the problem that we see in mobile game markets. The scope and objectives of the project have been identified to guide us in the process of

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