Best of Both Worlds: A Platform for Hybrids of Computer Games and Board Games

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Best of Both Worlds: A Platform for Hybrids of Computer Games and Board Games

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dc.contributor.author Rören, Jonas
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-27T10:11:10Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-27T10:11:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6336
dc.description.abstract This report describes my work with developing a game for a gaming platform that enables hybrids between board games and computer games. My ambition has been to develop a game that takes advantage of the novel possibilities that this platform permits. Among those are to operate with a combination of the computer game traits of complexity in the games and ease of playing; as well as the board game / card game traits of combining social dynamics around a game session with ability to keep information hidden from other players. This is accomplished by a combination of mobile phones and a computer connected to the Internet. The screen of the computer will serve as board and the phones will display cards and other private information to the players, as well as functioning as the players' means for interaction with the game. The game developed, Wind Bugs, takes advantage of the complexity of game states that a computer easily can handle. Effort has been put into finding mechanics with a level of complexity while still implementing them in way that makes them both playable and enjoyable. Rather than focusing on immersion, which has become common in the design of computer games, hopes are that games for this platform, including the game developed in this project, will give room to social dynamics among the players. Though operating with the use of mobile phones, the platform will not support "mobile gaming"; the proposed setting is a group of players surrounding a big screen. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Konst, kultur, kommunikation, K3 en
dc.subject games en
dc.subject board games en
dc.subject computer-augmented games en
dc.subject game mechanics en
dc.subject game rules en
dc.subject game dynamics en
dc.subject game platforms en
dc.subject abstract games en
dc.subject themed games en
dc.subject mobile phones en
dc.subject extransit en
dc.subject mobile interaction suite en
dc.subject windmaker en
dc.subject wind bugs en
dc.title Best of Both Worlds: A Platform for Hybrids of Computer Games and Board Games en
dc.type H1 en
dc.setspec.uppsok HumanitiesTheology en
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 K3
mahlocal.xprt.program Interaction Design (master)
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