EGGG : The extensible graphical game generator
Extensible graphical game generator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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An ontology of games was developed, and the similarities between games were analyzed and codified into reusable software components in a system called EGGG, the Extensible Graphical Game Generator. By exploiting the similarities between games, EGGG makes it possible for someone to create a fully functional computer game with a minimum of programming effort. The thesis behind the dissertation is that there exist sufficient commonalities between games that such a software system can be constructed. In plain English, the thesis is that games are really a lot more alike than most people imagine, and that these similarities can be used to create a generic game engine: you tell it the rules of your game, and the engine renders it into an actual computer game that everyone can play.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2000.Vita.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-167).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.