Development of a real-time multiplayer gamefor the computer tablet
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This master’s thesis discusses game development on the computer tablet, with Apple’s iPadas the target platform. Its main focus is development of non-trivial components such asonline multiplayer and touch(screen) controls for a real-time action game, using frameworksand APIs that are mainly free and open source. For each non-trivial component problems arepointed out and possible solutions are presented, the resulting game, Battle Angels, isevaluated along with the game design and development. Battle Angels is a 2D real-timemultiplayer action game, the development of it lead to the conclusions and results in thisthesis.The abstract nature of the subject of this thesis makes it impossible to present a set of numerical values that can be compared to existing research. The result is therefore presented byshowing images from the actual game with a discussion. It could be concluded that designing and implementing a fast paced multiplayer game on a computer tablet system is a majorchallenge. It typically requires developers to incorporate a variety of diﬀerent technologiesinto their implementation in order to succeed. It could also be concluded that each technology in its isolation were not a major issue, however combining them and allowing them toco-exist were.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 84 p.
game, tablet, android, ios, ipad, iphone, touchscreen, games, multiplayer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84557ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A–12/052–SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84557DiVA: diva2:560260
Subject / course
Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
2012-09-25, Alan Turing, Linköping, 10:12 (Swedish)