The simulation game inspires changes in the real life system, questioning
preconceived assumptions and restrictions. The scenarios in the simulation
game and their sequence illustrating the process are an important element of the
Author: Jens O. Riis
Over the last few years, games of different types have been successfully used in the teaching of production management and in the introduction of new planning methods and systems in industrial enterprises. Games have been used to explain the dynamic nature of production management and for testing new planning principles. Company-specific games have recently been involved as part of developing new production management systems.
Knowing that someone who has learned CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation)
will know what to do if they come across someone who is unconscious and not
breathing can inspire a corresponding activity in the sim or game. Similarly ...
Author: K. Becker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The first computer simulation book for anyone designing or building a game Answering the growing demand for a book catered for those who design, develop, or use simulations and games this book teaches you exactly what you need to know in order to understand the simulations you build or use all without having to earn another degree. Organized into three parts, this informative book first defines computer simulations and describes how they are different from live-action and paper-based simulations. The second section builds upon the previous, with coverage of the technical details of simulations, a detailed description of how models are built, and an explanation of how those models are translated into simulations. Finally, the last section develops four examples that walk you through the process from model to finished and functional simulation, all of which are created using freely available software and all of which can be downloaded. Targets anyone interested in learning about the inner workings of a simulation or game, but may not necessarily be a programmer or scientist Offers technical details on what simulations are and how they are built without overwhelming you with intricate jargon Breaks down simulation vs. modeling and traditional vs. computer simulations Examines verification and validation and discusses simulation tools Whether you need to learn how simulations work or it's something you've always been curious about but couldn't find the right resource, look no further. The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games is the ideal book for getting a solid understanding of this fascinating subject.
Full-motion videos are judged by their production and artistic quality, their Sim,
game, or pedagogical success, their ... Inspirational Example An inspirational
example is a short, often spoken story, presented as true by an identified expert.
Author: Clark Aldrich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Ready to blow your mind? Spend 15 seconds reading Clark Aldrich's The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games. Witty, fast-paced, and non-linear -- it's Spock meets Alton Brown." -- Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., The Family Coach This exciting work offers designers a new way to see the world, model it, and present it through simulations. A groundbreaking resource, it includes a wealth of new tools and terms and a corresponding style guide to help understand them. The author -- a globally recognized industry guru -- covers topics such as virtual experiences, games, simulations, educational simulations, social impact games, practiceware, game-based learning/digital game based learning, immersive learning, and serious games. This book is the first of its kind to present definitions of more than 600 simulation and game terms, concepts, and constructs.
The game was also built around mouse interaction and featured an iconbased
interface inspired by the GUI of the ... After partnering with Bruce Shelley, a
former Avalon Hill board-game designer, the pair created the business simulation
Author: Andrew Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
The growth of videogame design programs in higher education and explosion of amateur game development has created a need for a deeper understanding of game history that addresses not only "when," but "how" and "why." Andrew Williams takes the first step in creating a comprehensive survey on the history of digital games as commercial products and artistic forms in a textbook appropriate for university instruction. History of Digital Games adopts a unique approach and scope that traces the interrelated concepts of game design, art and design of input devices from the beginnings of coin-operated amusement in the late 1800s to the independent games of unconventional creators in the present. Rooted in the concept of videogames as designed objects, Williams investigates the sources that inspired specific game developers as well as establishing the historical, cultural, economic and technological contexts that helped shape larger design trends. Key Features Full-color images and game screenshots Focuses primarily on three interrelated digital game elements: visual design, gameplay design and the design of input devices This book is able to discuss design trends common to arcade games, home console games and computer games while also respecting the distinctions of each game context Includes discussion of game hardware as it relates to how it affects game design Links to online resources featuring games discussed in the text, video tutorial and other interactive resources will be included.
Ideally, the students may also discuss their experiences in the real world as seen
through the lens of the simulation. ... look to machinima, a genre of art where
footage from modded computer games is edited together as a film, for inspiration.
Author: Clark Aldrich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds Strategies for Online Instruction Clark Aldrich Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds The infusion of games, simulations, and virtual worlds into online learning can be a transforming experience for both the instructor and the student. This practical guide, written by education game expert Clark Aldrich, shows faculty members and instructional designers how to identify opportunities for building games, simulations, and virtual environments into the curriculum; how to successfully incorporate these interactive environments to enhance student learning; and how to measure the learning outcomes. It also discusses how to build institutional support for using and financing more complex simulations. The book includes frameworks, tips, case studies and other real examples, and resources. Praise for Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds "Clark Aldrich provides powerful insights into the dynamic arena of games, simulations, and virtual worlds in a simultaneously entertaining and serious manner as only he can. If you are involved with educating anyone, from your own children to classrooms full of students, you need to devour this book." — Karl Kapp, assistant director, Institute for Interactive Technologies, Bloomsburg University "At a time when the technologies for e-learning are evolving faster than most people can follow, Aldrich successfully bridges the perceptual gap between virtual worlds, digital games, and educational simulations, and provides educators with all they really need to use this technology to enhance and enrich their e-learning experiences." — Katrin Becker, instructor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Mount Royal College, and adjunct professor of education, University of Calgary "I consider this a must-read for anyone engaged in or contemplating using these tools in their classrooms or designing their own tools." — Rick Van Sant, professor of learning and technology, Ferris State University
The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design Scott Rogers ... cursor shooter,
148 customizing characters, 183 simulation games, 242 Cut the Rope (game) as
gesture game, 264 icon, 318 inspiration for Where's My Water?, 257 location, 183
Author: Scott Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Learn to design games for tablets from a renowned game designer! Eager to start designing games for tablets but not sure where to start? Look no further! Gaming guru Scott Rogers has his finger on the pulse of tablet game design and is willing to impart his wisdom and secrets for designing exciting and successful games. As the creator of such venerable games as God of War, the SpongeBob Squarepants series, and Pac-Man World, to name a few, Rogers writes from personal experience and in this unique book, he hands you the tools to create your own tablet games for the iPad, Android tablets, Nintendo DS, and other touchscreen systems. Covers the entire tablet game creation process, placing a special focus on the intricacies and pitfalls of touch-screen game design Explores the details and features of tablet game systems and shows you how to develop marketable ideas as well as market your own games Offers an honest take on what perils and pitfalls await you during a game's pre-production, production, and post-production stages Features interviews with established tablet game developers that serve to inspire you as you start to make your own tablet game design Swipe This! presents you with an in-depth analysis of popular tablet games and delivers a road map for getting started with tablet game design.
Whether you want to build convincing animations, games that behave realistically
, or accurate simulators, you will find herein plenty of tools, examples and ideas
that should be of help. The inspiration for this book came from the excellent book
Author: Adrian Dobre
Physics for Flash Games, Animation, and Simulations teaches ActionScript programmers how to incorporate real physics into their Flash animations, games, user interfaces, and simulations. Introduces Flash physics in an accurate, but approachable way, covering what is required to produce physically realistic simulations (as opposed to animations that look roughly right) Packed full of practical examples of how physics can be applied to your own games and applications Addresses the diverse needs of game developers, animators, artists, and e-learning developers The book assumes a basic knowledge of ActionScript and Flash. However, no previous knowledge of physics is required—only some very basic math skills. The authors present everything from basic principles to advanced concepts, so you'll be able to follow the logic and easily adapt the principles to your own applications. The book builds on your physics knowledge, enabling you to create not only visual effects, but also more complex models and simulations.
I am sure readers will gain much inspiration from the chapters that follow, but they
should remember what someone once said about simulation, that it is a little like
underwater diving. You cannot really describe it, you have to experience it; it is ...
Vols. 10- are proceedings of the 1984- annual conference of SAGSET, the Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Education and Training.
The concept of 3D as the hallmark of a new era of digital games relates not only
to a particular computer graphics technology, but also to a larger trend towards
more realistic simulation in computing. ... Inspiredin part bythework of
sciencefiction author WilliamGibson, cyberspace(as itwas also called) would
constitutea shared fantasyor hallucination of an alternative reality for millionsof
Author: Frans Mäyrä
An Introduction to Game Studies is the first introductory textbook for students of game studies. It provides a conceptual overview of the cultural, social and economic significance of computer and video games and traces the history of game culture and the emergence of game studies as a field of research. Key concepts and theories are illustrated with discussion of games taken from different historical phases of game culture. Progressing from the simple, yet engaging gameplay of Pong and text-based adventure games to the complex virtual worlds of contemporary online games, the book guides students towards analytical appreciation and critical engagement with gaming and game studies. Students will learn to: - Understand and analyse different aspects of phenomena we recognise as 'game' and play' - Identify the key developments in digital game design through discussion of action in games of the 1970s, fiction and adventure in games of the 1980s, three-dimensionality in games of the 1990s, and social aspects of gameplay in contemporary online games - Understand games as dynamic systems of meaning-making - Interpret the context of games as 'culture' and subculture - Analyse the relationship between technology and interactivity and between 'game' and 'reality' - Situate games within the context of digital culture and the information society With further reading suggestions, images, exercises, online resources and a whole chapter devoted to preparing students to do their own game studies project, An Introduction to Game Studies is the complete toolkit for all students pursuing the study of games. The companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/mayra contains slides and assignments that are suitable for self-study as well as for classroom use. Students will also benefit from online resources at www.gamestudiesbook.net, which will be regularly blogged and updated by the author. Professor Frans Mäyrä is a Professor of Games Studies and Digital Culture at the Hypermedia Laboratory in the University of Tampere, Finland.
Studying Conflict through Simulation Games Philip Sabin ... I couldnever have
made such extensive andwideranging progress withconflict simulation
techniques were itnotfor the ideas and inspiration provided by the
workofhundreds of ...
Author: Philip Sabin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Over the past fifty years, many thousands of conflict simulations have been published that bring the dynamics of past and possible future wars to life. In this new work, Philip Sabin explores the theory and practice of conflict simulation as a topic in its own right, based on his thirty years of experience in designing wargames and using them in teaching. Simulating War sets conflict simulation in its proper context alongside such techniques as game theory and operational analysis. It explains in detail the analytical and modelling techniques involved, and it teaches you how to design your own simulations of conflicts of your choice. The book provides eight simple illustrative simulations of specific historical conflicts, complete with rules, maps and counters. Simulating War is essential reading for all recreational or professional simulation gamers, and for anyone who is interested in modelling war, from teachers and students to military officers.
Be open to inspiration from unusual sources. 3. Know as much about every
aspect of game production as you possibly can (especially programming). Wright
supports this advice with examples from his work at Maxis: SimEarth was a great
Author: Pearson Software
Publisher: Pearson Software
Make Your Game Ideas A Reality! -- Includes a unique digital library that consists of the best-selling electronic books Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus by Andre LeMothe and Game Design: Secrets of the Sages, Third Edition by gaming guru Marc Saltzman! -- 3D GameStudio Standard 5.12 is the leading authoring system for 2D and 3D computer games. -- Microsoft "RM" Visual C++ 6.0 Introductory Edition is a full-featured compiler that gives users the power to create applications in an environment designed for easy viewing and manipulation of code. This unique programming kit provides everything you need to create your own cool games. 3D GameStudio Standard 5.12 combines a programming language with a high-end 3D engine, a 2D engine, a C++ interface, a map and model editor and huge libraries of 3D objects, artwork and pre-made games. Microsoft "RM" Visual C++ 6.0 Introductory Edition includes a debugger and resource editor for easy editing of your code. Microsoft "RM" DirectX "RM" 8.0 SDK provides the industry standard two-dimensional and 3D graphical development API libraries to enhance your game project.
Creating Independent Serious Games and Simulations from Start to Finish Nick
Iuppa, Terry Borst Chris Simpson ... Game concepts are not born fully formed;
inspiration, risk-taking, and creative thinking are great places to start a project.
Author: Nick Iuppa
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
You're part of a new venture, an independent gaming company, and you are about to undertake your first development project. The client wants a serious game, one with instructional goals and assessment metrics. Or you may be in a position to green light such a project yourself, believing that it can advance your organization's mission and goals. This book provides a proven process to take an independent game project from start to finish. In order to build a successful game, you need to wear many hats. There are graphic artists, software engineers, designers, producers, marketers - all take part in the process at various (coordinated) stages, and the end result is hopefully a successful game. Veteran game producers and writers (Iuppa and Borst) cover all of these areas for you, with step by step instructions and checklists to get the work done. The final section of the book offers a series of case studies from REAL indy games that have been developed and launched succesfully, and show exactly how the principles outlined in the book can be applied to real world products. The book's associated author web site offers ancillary materials & references as well as serious game demos and presentations.
In this game we created a really cool simulation that we ( the programmers ) were
very proud of . Unfortunately , this cool simulation we made was not very fun to
play with . From rule # 2 : The Sims was originally inspired by a rather academic ...
Author: Marc Saltzman
BradyGames-Game Design: Secrets of the Sages-2nd Edition Features. More information about the console gaming market. How multiplayer gameplay is affecting the industry. More game and design theory, with inspirations and insights from the experts. Updated content on the newest, hottest games.
Be open to inspiration from unusual sources . 3 . Know as much about every
aspect of game production as you possibly can ( especially programming ) .
Wright supports this advice with examples from his work at Maxis : SimEarth was
a great ...
Author: Marc Saltzman
Publisher: New Riders Pub
Provides an overview of game creation and includes insider tips, tricks, and techniques, and describes the workings of the business side of the game industry, game design schools and courses, and other useful sources.