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FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 5 days ago
Toward a domain-independent framework to automate scaffolding of task-based learning in digital games
This poster describes a framework that automatically generates learning support scaffolds to guide task-based learning. The aim is to combine the exploratory learning principles p...
James M. Thomas, R. Michael Young
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 6 months ago
Influence points for tactical information in navigation meshes
Good artificial intelligence for strategy and first person shooter games requires tactical information. Tactical information assists agents in choosing appropriate places to place...
Frederick W. P. Heckel, G. Michael Youngblood, D. ...
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Can middle-schoolers use Storytelling Alice to make games?: results of a pilot study
In this paper we share experiences from two 2-week summer courses for middle-school students in game programming using Storytelling Alice (SA). The students spent 20 hours learnin...
Linda L. Werner, Jill Denner, Michelle Bliesner, P...
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Scenario generation for emergency rescue training games
Procedural methods have long been used for generation of art assets, but procedural generation of scenarios has lagged behind. In particular, training games for emergency rescue w...
Kenneth Hullett, Michael Mateas
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Affective game engines: motivation and requirements
The tremendous advances in gaming technologies over the past decade have focused primarily on the physical realism of the game environment and game characters, and the complexity ...
Eva Hudlicka
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 9 months ago
An exploration of menu techniques using a 3D game input device
Existing work on menu techniques has shown linear menus to be less efficient and reliable for menuing tasks when compared to radial menus. With the rise in popularity of 3D spatia...
Dustin B. Chertoff, Ross W. Byers, Joseph J. LaVio...
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 9 months ago
Exploring 3D gestural interfaces for music creation in video games
In recent years the popularity of music and rhythm-based games has experienced tremendous growth. However almost all of these games require custom hardware to be used as input dev...
Jared N. Bott, James G. Crowley, Joseph J. LaViola...
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 9 months ago
Rhythm-based level generation for 2D platformers
We present a rhythm-based method for the automatic generation of levels for 2D platformers, where the rhythm is that which the player feels with his hands while playing. Levels ar...
Gillian Smith, Mike Treanor, Jim Whitehead, Michae...
FDG
2009
ACM
9 years 9 months ago
Evaluation of intelligent camera control systems based on cognitive models of comprehension
We propose a novel evaluation methodology for intelligent camera control systems based on established techniques of measuring story comprehension from cognitive psychology. The pr...
Arnav Jhala, R. Michael Young
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