Faculty Advisor

George Phillies

Faculty Advisor

Brian Moriarty

Faculty Advisor

Robert Lindeman

Identifier

etd-040914-124527

Abstract

We are studying the use of tilt-enabled handheld touchscreen devices as an interface for top-down strategy games. We will explore how using different input modes (tilt and touch) compare for certain tasks in terms of efficiency and comfort. Real-time and turn-based strategy games are a popular form of electronic gaming, though these games currently have only minor representation on tablets. This genre of game requires both a wide variety of input and the display of a wealth of information. We are exploring whether, with suitable interface developments, this genre can become as accessible on tablet devices as on traditional computers. These interface approaches may also prove useful for expanding the presence of other game genres in the mobile space.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2014-04-09

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

tablet, multi-touch, real-time strategy, user interface, tilt

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