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Gameplay workflow: a distributed game control approach

Brown, Ross A., Lim, Anthony E., Wong, Yang L., Heng, Shu-Min, & Wallace, David M. (2006) Gameplay workflow: a distributed game control approach. In Wong, Ken, Fung, Lance, & Cole, Peter (Eds.) 2006 International Conference on Game Research and Development, December 4-6, Fremantle.

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Abstract

Modern distributed game environments are large and complex, and require sophisticated control systems to manage player tasks and game environment resources. We show in this paper the similarity between workflow business process management within a large enterprise and task management within large distributed game environments, and how easily a workflow implementation can be used to control a distributed game. Furthermore, we highlight how the pictorial representation of workflow specifications is an intuitive representation of game task scripting. Our analysis and results provide support for the use of enterprise workflow as a theoretically rigorous approach to games control within modern multiplayer environments, thus allowing for the development of game independent task management middleware.

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ID Code: 12712
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Workflow, Computer Games, Mission Authoring
ISBN: 869059017
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Virtual Reality and Related Simulation (080111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified (080199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 ACM Press
Deposited On: 28 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:20

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