Exploring novel game spaces with fluidic games

Swen E. Gaudl, Mark J. Nelson, Simon Colton, Rob Saunders, Edward J. Powley, Peter Ivey, Blanca Perez Ferrer, Michael Cook

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With the growing integration of smartphones into our daily lives, and their increased ease of use, mobile games have become highly popular across all demographics. People listen to music, play games or read the news while in transit or bridging gap times. While mobile gaming is gaining popularity, mobile expression of creativity is still in its early stages.We present here a new type of mobile app - fluidic games - and illustrate our iterative approach to their design. This new type of app seamlessly integrates exploration of the design space into the actual user experience of playing the game, and aims to enrich the user experience. To better illustrate the game domain and our approach, we discuss one specific fluidic game, which is available as a commercial product. We also briefly discuss open challenges such as player support and how generative techniques can aid the exploration of the game space further.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of AISB Annual Convention 2017
EditorsJoanna Bryson, Marina De Vos, Julian Padget
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherSociety for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510855366
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAISB Convention (Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) 2017 - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
http://aisb2017.cs.bath.ac.uk/ (Website)
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ConferenceAISB Convention (Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) 2017
Abbreviated titleAISB 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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