Document Type thesis Author Name Flanagan, Nevin Email Address nfflanagan at wpi.edu URN etd-040914-124527 Title Tilt and Multitouch Input for Tablet Play of Real-Time Strategy Games Degree MS Department Interactive Media and Game Development Advisors Robert Lindeman, Advisor Brian Moriarty, Committee Member George Phillies, Committee Member Keywords tablet multi-touch real-time strategy user interface tilt Date of Presentation/Defense 2014-04-28 Availability unrestricted
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.
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