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MAI Technical Workshop, Stockholm, 29 June 2000. Mobile Internet Game Development. Topics. Game Development WAP GPRS. PC Games vs. Mobile Internet Games. Mobility: Play Everywhere Access: Play Anytime Different Target Audience Payment Model Consumer Expectations.

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MAI Technical Workshop, Stockholm, 29 June 2000

  • Mobile Internet

  • Game Development


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Topics

  • Game Development

  • WAP

  • GPRS


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PC Games vs. Mobile Internet Games

  • Mobility: Play Everywhere

  • Access: Play Anytime

  • Different Target Audience

  • Payment Model

  • Consumer Expectations


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WAP Games Issues

  • Limitations

  • WML

  • Compatibility Issues

  • Different Terminals


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Suitable Games for WAP

  • Instant Games

    • Log in – Play – Done

    • Instant feedback

    • Examples: Card, Dice, Tic-Tac-Toe…

  • Long Lasting Games

    • Log in once a day, a game will continue for weeks/months

    • Feedback after processing ”orders”

    • Examples: Strategy, Manager, Diplomacy, Trade, Financial…


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Developing WAP Games

  • Gameplay is King!

  • Keep it Simple / Less is More

  • Design With the Target Platform in Mind

  • User Interface for User, Not Against

  • Don’t Bother the User

  • Design for Payment Model


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Developing WAP Games (cont.)

  • Customize Content

  • Prioritize Information

    • Regular accessed information

    • Important information

  • Hierarchy Instead of Long Pages

  • Use Graphics Wisely

    • Readability

    • Download time

    • Use cache

    • Pixels are important


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Developing WAP Games (cont.)

  • Don’t Assume (anything…)

  • Test with Actual Terminals

  • Test on Different Devices

  • Test, Test, Test…


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Game Architecture

  • Flexibility

  • Build with Modules

  • Use Layers

  • User Interface

  • Graphics

  • Target Platform(s) Will Change


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Advantages with GPRS

  • Bandwidth

  • Push

  • Always Online

  • Different Payment Model


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Future

  • Increased Terminal Power

  • Downloadable Applications

  • Java Powered Terminals

  • Geographic Positioning

  • Bluetooth


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Questions?

  • Stefan Pettersson

  • stefan.pettersson@picofun.com

  • www.picofun.com

  • wap.picofun.com