Data Games


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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Data Games
Author Gustafsson Friberger, Marie ; Togelius, Julian ; Borg Cardona, Andrew ; Ermacora, Michele ; Mousten, Anders ; Møller Jensen, Martin ; Tanase, Virgil-Alexandu ; Brøndsted, Ulrik
Date 2013
English abstract
We define data games as games where gameplay and/or game content is based on real-world data external to the game, and where gameplay supports the exploration of and learning from this data. This concept is discussed in rela- tion to open data, procedural content generation and serious games, and research challenges are outlined. To illustrate the concept, we present six prototype games and content generators of our own making. We also present a tentative taxonomy of actual and potential data games, and situate the described games within this taxonomy.
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Publisher ACM
Host/Issue Proceedings of the The Fourth workshop on Procedural Content Generation in Games;
Pages 1-8
Language eng (iso)
Subject open data
procedural content generation
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Note Procedural Content Generation Workshop at Foundations of Digital Games... (see Details for more)
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