Pervasive game development with The Creator

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Pervasive game development with The Creator

  1. 1. Pervasive game development with The Creator Karl-Petter Åkesson Interactive Institute MobileLife SICS
  2. 2. <ul><li>Unique features of pervasive games </li></ul><ul><li>Brief presentation of Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples </li></ul>Overview
  3. 3. <ul><li>Stronger game experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surrounding as game content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical properties as in-game features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different devices and media </li></ul><ul><li>Small productions </li></ul><ul><li>Different business models </li></ul>Uniqueness of pervasive games
  4. 4. <ul><li>Design purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to test ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to deploy games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to follow and influence game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate game structure and content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to adapt or change content for a new place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to change game theme </li></ul></ul>The Creator
  5. 5. <ul><li>Web application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative game design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to exchange and share games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Module based solution - Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible to extend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific clients; iPhone, Android etc </li></ul></ul>The Creator
  6. 6. <ul><li>Based on research at Interactive Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Early version used in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanningen om Marika – SVT & Company P </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interference – Interactive Institue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More examples of games </li></ul><ul><li>Spin-off </li></ul>The Creator
  7. 7. <ul><li>Small educational game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>better understand the urban landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quests to find certain places and view these from different perspectives </li></ul>Bakom dina solglasögon
  8. 8. <ul><li>Based on The Creator and an existing iPhone client </li></ul><ul><li>The core of the game developed during a few days </li></ul><ul><li>Play tests starting next week </li></ul>Bakom dina solglasögon
  9. 9. DEMO
  10. 10. <ul><li>Community based </li></ul><ul><li>Parkour/Free Running </li></ul><ul><li>Improve skills </li></ul><ul><li>Gain ranks </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises to prepare for next level </li></ul><ul><li>Capture performances </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Institute, StreetMedia7 and Air-Wipp </li></ul>We Run Free
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Creator for achievements and ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr and YouTube for media storage </li></ul><ul><li>Android and iPhone clients + AR browser </li></ul><ul><li>Currently being developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service for content and community activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layar/Junaio integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First game tests in late May </li></ul>We Run Free
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pervasive storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrant-dense suburb </li></ul><ul><li>Experience stories </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own story </li></ul><ul><li>Continue on someone else’s </li></ul><ul><li>Stories influence design of sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Institute, MobileLife, Stockholms stadsmuseum, Kista Teater </li></ul>I’m Your Body
  13. 13. <ul><li>Positioning via JavaScript Location API </li></ul><ul><li>Web for mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>The Creator services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting geotagged texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browsing geotagged texts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early trials next week </li></ul>I’m Your Body
  14. 14. <ul><li>Innovative multi-platform narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory immersive experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>user created content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual action and group participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tim Kring, Nokia and The company P </li></ul>TEVA
  15. 15. <ul><li>The Creator services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nokia phone integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location based content </li></ul><ul><li>Launch 11 May </li></ul>TEVA
  16. 16. Tack! <ul><li>Karl-Petter Åkesson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>08-633 15 31 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sics.se/people/kalle </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/kallep </li></ul>

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