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A Novel 3D Game API for Symbian OS Smartphones.

Chehimi, Fadi and Coulton, Paul and Edwards, Reuben (2006) A Novel 3D Game API for Symbian OS Smartphones. In: The Fourth Annual International Conference in Computer Game Design and Technology, 2006-11-152006-11-16, Liverpool, UK.

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    Abstract

    Mobile phones are becoming one of the major personal entertainment devices amongst the general public. We are currently seeing a paradigm shift from the traditional voice-centric applications to those that incorporate music, pictures, video, games, internet browsing, etc. Although mobile games represent a significant portion of the mobile entertainment market, they still have some way to go before they reach the revenues generated form the downloads of ringtones, music, and wallpapers. This is due to a number of factors such as the wide ranging demographic of mobile phone users and restrictions of the mobile platforms. Of these platform restrictions is the lack of adequate support for 3D games development which is one of the most problematic issues for many game developers. To alleviate this situation and provide a unified framework we introduce in this paper a novel 3D mobile games API that simplifies the development of 3D games on Symbian mobile phones and allows the production of more feature-rich titles.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: The Fourth Annual International Conference in Computer Game Design and Technology
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 22909
    Deposited By: Dr Paul Coulton
    Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 20:46
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:51
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22909

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