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Running with the PAC.

Coulton, Paul and Rashid, Omer and Bamford, William and Edwards, Reuben (2006) Running with the PAC. In: 1st World Conference for Fun 'n Games, 2006-06-262006-06-28, Preston, UK.

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    Abstract

    The mobile phone games market is currently dominated by the single player titles that merely use the phone as a computing platform and ignore the possibilities for innovation provided by the phone’s inherent mobility and connectivity. One new game genre that does utilize these features are the so-called ‘location based games’ which allow players to interact in a game space which is a mixture of real and virtual worlds. The emergence of mobile phones that incorporate an RFID reader offer the new possibility of interacting with real physical objects, in addition to real locations, within a game world providing enhanced game play and experience. In this paper we present details of our mobile location based game which is a novel version of the Namco arcade classic Pacman. This game highlights the possibilities that combining the pervasive technologies of mobile phones and RFID will yield for new entertainment experiences.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: 1st World Conference for Fun 'n Games
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 21182
    Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
    Deposited On: 18 Dec 2008 14:15
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:51
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21182

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