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Development of a real-time multiplayer gamefor the computer tablet
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis discusses game development on the computer tablet, with Apple’s iPadas the target platform. Its main focus is development of non-trivial components such asonline multiplayer and touch(screen) controls for a real-time action game, using frameworksand APIs that are mainly free and open source. For each non-trivial component problems arepointed out and possible solutions are presented, the resulting game, Battle Angels, isevaluated along with the game design and development. Battle Angels is a 2D real-timemultiplayer action game, the development of it lead to the conclusions and results in thisthesis.The abstract nature of the subject of this thesis makes it impossible to present a set of numerical values that can be compared to existing research. The result is therefore presented byshowing images from the actual game with a discussion. It could be concluded that designing and implementing a fast paced multiplayer game on a computer tablet system is a majorchallenge. It typically requires developers to incorporate a variety of different technologiesinto their implementation in order to succeed. It could also be concluded that each technology in its isolation were not a major issue, however combining them and allowing them toco-exist were.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 84 p.
Keyword [en]
game, tablet, android, ios, ipad, iphone, touchscreen, games, multiplayer
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84557ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A–12/052–SEOAI: diva2:560260
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Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
2012-09-25, Alan Turing, Linköping, 10:12 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-10-12 Created: 2012-10-12 Last updated: 2012-10-12Bibliographically approved

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