An engine selection methodology for high fidelity serious games

Petridis, Panagiotis, Dunwell, Ian, De Freitas, Sara and Panzoli, David (2010). An engine selection methodology for high fidelity serious games. IN: 2nd International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2010. UNSPECIFIED.

Abstract

Serious games represent the state-of-the-art in the convergence of electronic gaming technologies with instructional design principles and pedagogies. Whilst the selection criteria for entertainment game engines are often transparent, due to the range of available platforms and engines an emerging challenge is the choice of platform for serious games, whose selection often has substantially different objectives and technical requirements depending upon context and usage. Additionally, the convergence of training simulations with serious gaming, made possible by increasing hardware rendering capacity, is enabling the creation of high-fidelity serious games which challenge existing design and instructional approaches. This paper highlights some of the differences between the technical requisites of high-fidelity serious and leisure games, and proposes a selection methodology based upon these emergent characteristics. The case study of part of a high-fidelity model of Ancient Rome is used to compare aspects of the four different game engines according to elements defined in the proposed methodology.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2010.26
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Aston Business School
Event Title: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2010
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2010-03-25 - 2010-03-26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Game engines,High fidelity,Serious games,Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design,Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,Human-Computer Interaction
Full Text Link: http://research ... methodology.pdf
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Published Date: 2010
Authors: Petridis, Panagiotis ( 0000-0003-3593-8261)
Dunwell, Ian
De Freitas, Sara
Panzoli, David

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