Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Brian J. Moriarty, Advisor

Identifier

etd-3746

Abstract

Throughout the last decade handheld tablet devices have become a common part of the lives of many people. While these tablets have been widely used for games, they have been rarely used as a medium for board games in which the tablet is the game board and players interact with it using physical game tokens. The main topic of this thesis is to research past attempts at creating tablet-based board games and to use the knowledge gained from this research to develop a new, more accessible way to develop games for this medium. The Minotauros JavaScript Library, which was created to allow developers to make tablet-based board games for most tablets. The library’s functionality was tested through users playing a simple game, Roll, that implemented the library. Through thorough testing, it was found that the library is fully functional and has been made publicly available. The research behind the functionality, testing, and results of the creation of this library are detailed in this thesis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2020-05-11

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

tablet games

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