Computer Games can be termed as interactive experiences. New games are made by simply changing the themes and number of variables. By changing players' way of interacting with games, new types of games could be made. Hence, the project 'Multiplayer Interactive Game for a Multi‐touch Surface' was undertaken with the aim to improve hand‐eye co‐ordination, reflexes and boosts quick decision making.
This game is a multiplayer computer game to be played on a multi‐touch surface. The game shall incorporate the feel of a board game and facilitate player‐player and player‐spectator interactions. The computing power and interactivity of computer games are employed to provide engagement and fun. The novelty of multi‐touch and a natural way of interacting with the game is attractive for players.
Different game ideations like - Play with Circles, Play with Numbers & Colours, Vocabulary Games, Thinking ‐ Strategy Games and Colour theory Games were developed.
The idea for the game was developed considering the following criteria:
• Hardware Multi‐touch Surface, Exploiting multi‐touch,
• Multiplayer game (2 or more),
• No role play - allowing the players to play themselves,
• Skill & Strategy and
• Social Interaction.
The final design i.e. the game can find place in public places like malls, resorts, clubs, schools, etc. Concepts converting this into educational/ learning games have been ideated too.
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