Tangible Interfaces for Pervasive Gaming

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Tangible Interfaces for Pervasive Gaming
With pervasive gaming, novel types of games have recently emerged. The idea is to apply pervasive computing technology - which embeds computers in real-world, everyday environments - to games. By bringing gaming back to natural, social interaction spaces, pervasive gaming aims to overcome some restrictions of conventional computer games: Players are no longer tied to computer screens and human-human interaction is not constrained by graphical user interfaces (GUIs), which is a crucial aspect of traditional non-computer games. Our approach to pervasive gaming also builds on tangible user interfaces (TUIs) where players interact with the game environment by physically grasping and moving real-world objects. In this paper, we propose a simple and cost-effective, but efficient and powerful approach to tangible and pervasive gaming based on Phidgets. The framework, as well as two example games, have been developed as part of a Game Design course at the ISNM. Keywords Tangible Interfaces, P...
Andreas Schrader, Bernhard Jung, Darren Carlson
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Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Andreas Schrader, Bernhard Jung, Darren Carlson
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