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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:mylonas
TitleMobile, locative and collaborative distributed games using pervasive technologies
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2010-74
Booktitle Internet of Things 2010
Year published 2010
Month November
We present here, Fun in Numbers, a framework for developing multiplayer pervasive games that rely on the use of ad hoc mobile sensor networks. The unique feature in such games is that players interact with each other and their surrounding environment by using movement and presence as a means of performing game-related actions, utilizing sensor devices. We present the fundamental issues and challenges related to these type of games and the scenarios associated with them is provided. Our framework is developed using Java and is based on a multilayer architecture, which provides developers with a set of templates and services for building and operating new games. Our framework handles a number of challenging fundamental and practical issues, such as synchronization, network congestion, delay-tolerant communication and neighbors discovery. We also present our platform and identify issues that arise in pervasive games which utilize sensor network nodes. The implemented games show how to use non-conventional user interface methods to breathe new life into familiar concepts, like the multiplayer games played out in open space.
Akribopoulos, Orestis
Logaras, Marios
Kokkinos, Panagiotis
Mavrommati, Irene
Mylonas, Georgios
Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis
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Publication ID877