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, University of Central Lancashire.

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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: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 1st World Conference for Fun 'n Games
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa76
Subjects:
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: 20 Aug 2019 23:49
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21182

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