Game Addiction

Game Addiction
Author : Neils Clark
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 211
Release : 2009-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9780786453498
ISBN 13 : 0786453494
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Addiction Book Description:

An eleven-year-old boy strangled an elderly woman for the equivalent of five dollars in 2007, then buried her body under a thin layer of sand. He told the police that he needed the money to play online videogames. Just a month later, an eight-year-old Norwegian boy saved his younger sister’s life by threatening an attacking moose and then feigning death when the moose attacked him—skills he said he learned while playing World of Warcraft. As these two instances show, videogames affect the minds, bodies, and lives of millions of gamers, negatively and positively. This book approaches videogame addiction from a cross-disciplinary perspective, bridging the divide between liberal arts academics and clinical researchers. The topic of addiction is examined neutrally, using accepted research in neuroscience, media studies, and developmental psychology.

Algorithmic Game Theory

Algorithmic Game Theory
Author : Spyros Kontogiannis
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 359
Release : 2010-10-06
ISBN 10 : 9783642161698
ISBN 13 : 3642161693
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algorithmic Game Theory Book Description:

Thepresentvolumewasdevotedto thethirdeditionofthe InternationalSym- sium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT), an interdisciplinary scienti?c event intended to provide a forum for researchers as well as practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and to be aware of each other's e?orts and results. SAGT 2010 took place in Athens, on October 18–20, 2010. The present volume contains all contributed papers presented at SAGT 2010 together with the distinguished invited lectures of Amos Fiat (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), and Paul Goldberg (University of Liverpool, UK). The two invited papers are presented at the - ginning of the proceedings, while the regular papers follow in alphabetical order (by the authors' names). In response to the call for papers, the Program Committee (PC) received 61 submissions.Amongthesubmissionswerefour paperswith atleastonecoauthor that was also a PC member of SAGT 2010. For these PC-coauthored papers, anindependent subcommittee (EliasKoutsoupias,PaulG. Spirakis,andXiaotie Deng) made the judgment, and eventually two of these papers were proposedfor inclusion in the Scienti?c Program. For the remaining 57 (non-PC-coauthored) papers, the PC of SAGT 2010 conducted a thorough evaluation (at least 3, and on average 3.9 reviews per paper) and electronic discussion, and eventually selected 26 papers for inclusion in the Scienti?c Program. An additional tutorial, “Games Played in Physics”, was also provided in SAGT 2010, courtesy of the academic research network Algogames (A??o?a????o) of the University of Patras.

Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions

Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions
Author : Y. Narahari
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 274
Release : 2009-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9781848009387
ISBN 13 : 1848009380
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Theoretic Problems in Network Economics and Mechanism Design Solutions Book Description:

This monograph focuses on exploring game theoretic modeling and mechanism design for problem solving in Internet and network economics. For the first time, the main theoretical issues and applications of mechanism design are bound together in a single text.

Game Mechanics

Game Mechanics
Author : Ernest Adams
Publisher : New Riders
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2012-06-18
ISBN 10 : 9780132946681
ISBN 13 : 0132946688
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Mechanics Book Description:

This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn how to: * Design and balance game mechanics to create emergent gameplay before you write a single line of code. * Visualize the internal economy so that you can immediately see what goes on in a complex game. * Use novel prototyping techniques that let you simulate games and collect vast quantities of gameplay data on the first day of development. * Apply design patterns for game mechanics—from a library in this book—to improve your game designs. * Explore the delicate balance between game mechanics and level design to create compelling, long-lasting game experiences. * Replace fixed, scripted events in your game with dynamic progression systems to give your players a new experience every time they play. "I've been waiting for a book like this for ten years: packed with game design goodness that tackles the science without undermining the art." --Richard Bartle, University of Essex, co-author of the first MMORPG “Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design by Joris Dormans & Ernest Adams formalizes game grammar quite well. Not sure I need to write a next book now!” -- Raph Koster, author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design.

Game Theoretic Analysis

Game Theoretic Analysis
Author : Petrosyan Leon A
Publisher : World Scientific
Total Pages : 620
Release : 2019-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9789811202025
ISBN 13 : 9811202028
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Theoretic Analysis Book Description:

This is a collection of recent novel contributions in game theory from a group of prominent authors in the field. It covers Non-cooperative Games, Equilibrium Analysis, Cooperative Games and Axiomatic Values in static and dynamic contexts.Part 1: Non-cooperative Games and Equilibrium AnalysisIn game theory, a non-cooperative game is a game with competition between individual players and in which only self-enforcing (e.g. through credible threats) alliances (or competition between groups of players, called 'coalitions') are possible due to the absence of external means to enforce cooperative behavior (e.g. contract law), as opposed to cooperative games. In fact, non-cooperative games are the foundation for the development of cooperative games by acting as the status quo. Non-cooperative games are generally analysed through the framework of equilibrium, which tries to predict players' individual strategies and payoffs. Indeed, equilibrium analysis is the centre of non-cooperative games. This volume on non-cooperative games and equilibrium analysis contains a variety of non-cooperative games and non-cooperative game equilibria from prominent authors in the field.Part 2: Cooperative Games and Axiomatic ValuesIt is well known that non-cooperative behaviours, in general, would not lead to a Pareto optimal outcome. Highly undesirable outcomes (like the prisoner's dilemma) and even devastating results (like the tragedy of the commons) could appear when the involved parties only care about their individual interests in a non-cooperative situation. Cooperative games offer the possibility of obtaining socially optimal and group efficient solutions to decision problems involving strategic actions. In addition, axiomatic values serve as guidance for establishing cooperative solutions. This volume on cooperative games and axiomatic values presents a collection of cooperative games and axiomatic values from prominent authors in the field.

Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory

Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory
Author : Tim Roughgarden
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781316782095
ISBN 13 : 1316782093
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty Lectures on Algorithmic Game Theory Book Description:

Computer science and economics have engaged in a lively interaction over the past fifteen years, resulting in the new field of algorithmic game theory. Many problems that are central to modern computer science, ranging from resource allocation in large networks to online advertising, involve interactions between multiple self-interested parties. Economics and game theory offer a host of useful models and definitions to reason about such problems. The flow of ideas also travels in the other direction, and concepts from computer science are increasingly important in economics. This book grew out of the author's Stanford University course on algorithmic game theory, and aims to give students and other newcomers a quick and accessible introduction to many of the most important concepts in the field. The book also includes case studies on online advertising, wireless spectrum auctions, kidney exchange, and network management.

More than a game

More than a game
Author : Barry Atkins
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2013-07-19
ISBN 10 : 9781847795588
ISBN 13 : 1847795587
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than a game Book Description:

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner. Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: 'Tomb Raider', 'Half-Life', 'Close Combat' and 'Sim City'. Recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon.

How To Be A Successful Game Tester

How To Be A Successful Game Tester
Author : Stavros Kirkelie
Publisher : Digital Revolution Media
Total Pages : 20
Release :
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Be A Successful Game Tester Book Description:

The technology of video games has progressed a great deal since the creation of the first video game systems. An example of an earlier video game would be Pong. In this game two players would control simple lines that could only go up or down on the screen. These lines were controlled by paddles and the point of the game was to hit the bouncing ball and make your opponent miss it. The video games of today are much more advanced than that. They offer multiple genres of games that are sure to meet the interests of almost any person. Most of them can also be played online which offers an entire new experience in itself. Some people may not take the profession of video game testing as a serious career. Video game testing is actually quite important in the development of a game, some would argue that they are just as important as the programmers. The main job of a game tester is to go through a game, level by level, scene by scene, and make sure that everything is working correctly and that the game is functioning up to par. You will need some knowledge in programming and you will need an eye that pays very close attention to detail. In most cases, the difference between a top seller and a game that does not do well at all is attention to detail. Let Us Know What You Think!

Behavioral Game Theory

Behavioral Game Theory
Author : Colin Camerer
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 550
Release : 2003-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9780691090399
ISBN 13 : 0691090394
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Game Theory Book Description:

Game theory began in the 1940s by asking how emotionless geniuses should play games, but ignored how average people with limited foresight actually play games. This text develops mathematical theories of reciprocity, limited strategizing and learning.

Game Programming Using Qt Beginner s Guide

Game Programming Using Qt  Beginner s Guide
Author : Witold Wysota
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN 10 : 9781782168881
ISBN 13 : 1782168885
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Programming Using Qt Beginner s Guide Book Description:

A complete guide to designing and building fun games with Qt and Qt Quick 2 using associated toolsets About This Book Learn to create simple 2D to complex 3D graphics and games using all possible tools and widgets available for game development in Qt Understand technologies such as QML, Qt Quick, OpenGL, and Qt Creator, and learn the best practices to use them to design games Learn Qt with the help of many sample games introduced step-by-step in each chapter Who This Book Is For If you want to create great graphical user interfaces and astonishing games with Qt, this book is ideal for you. Any previous knowledge of Qt is not required, however knowledge of C++ is mandatory. What You Will Learn Install Qt on your system Understand the basic concepts of every Qt game and application Develop 2D object-oriented graphics using Qt Graphics View Build multiplayer games or add a chat function to your games with Qt's Network module Script your game with Qt Script Program resolution-independent and fluid UI using QML and Qt Quick Control your game flow as per the sensors of a mobile device See how to test and debug your game easily with Qt Creator and Qt Test In Detail Qt is the leading cross-platform toolkit for all significant desktop, mobile, and embedded platforms and is becoming more popular by the day, especially on mobile and embedded devices. Despite its simplicity, it's a powerful tool that perfectly fits game developers' needs. Using Qt and Qt Quick, it is easy to build fun games or shiny user interfaces. You only need to create your game once and deploy it on all major platforms like iOS, Android, and WinRT without changing a single source file. The book begins with a brief introduction to creating an application and preparing a working environment for both desktop and mobile platforms. It then dives deeper into the basics of creating graphical interfaces and Qt core concepts of data processing and display before you try creating a game. As you progress through the chapters, you'll learn to enrich your games by implementing network connectivity and employing scripting. We then delve into Qt Quick, OpenGL, and various other tools to add game logic, design animation, add game physics, and build astonishing UI for the games. Towards the final chapters, you'll learn to exploit mobile device features such as accelerators and sensors to build engaging user experiences. If you are planning to learn about Qt and its associated toolsets to build apps and games, this book is a must have. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow, example-based, comprehensive introduction to all the major features in Qt. The content of each chapter is explained and organized around one or multiple simple game examples to learn Qt in a fun way.