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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:47:54 +0200
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Game Dynamics: A Compendium of Best Practices:
Springer International Series on Computer Entertainment & Media Technology

Oliver Korn (Offenburg University, [log in to unmask])
Newton Lee (Newton Lee Laboratories, [log in to unmask]) 

Games are not only a highly interactive medium – they also “talk back”.
Often game elements change dynamically, making virtual worlds more lively
and realistic. Examples reach from shop inventories in role-playing games,
over enemy placement and attack patterns, to complex behaviors of non-player
characters. In many cases, these dynamics are driven by a combination of
random seeds, player records and procedural algorithms. In some cases, games
even incorporate the player’s real-world behavior (e.g. head movement) to
create dynamic responses.

The purpose of this book is to show best practices of dynamic game
processes. We are especially interested in examples illustrating how dynamic
elements improve the user experience and increase a game’s replay value. 

The book draws upon an interdisciplinary approach. We invite contributions
from researchers and practitioners from Game Studies, Computer Sciences,
Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology and other disciplines. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- dynamics in games, related to behaviors (e.g. NPC, enemies) and props
(e.g. items, plants) 
- user experience studies on the effect of dynamic game elements
- algorithms and tools to create game dynamics 
- use of artificial intelligence to create dynamic NPC interaction
- incorporation of player behavior into games (e.g. via camera or depth
- using game dynamics to overcome design restrictions of mobile devices
- game dynamics in VR settings
- managing game dynamics in development teams

In the first step, we invite researchers and practitioners to submit a short
chapter proposal (max. 900 words) by July 08, explaining the main concept of
their article. Author anonymity is not required. 
Please send the abstract to: [log in to unmask]

Important Dates
July 08: Proposal Submission (max. 900 words) 
July 22: Notification of Proposal Acceptance 
September 14: Full Chapter Submission 
September 28: Review Results Returned 
October 28: Final Chapter Submission

All submitted chapters are peer-reviewed on a single-blind review basis (so
you do not need to anonymize the text). 
Contributors may also be asked to work as reviewers.

Best, Oliver Korn
Prof. Dr. Oliver Korn
Professor for Human Computer Interaction

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

Badstr. 24, Room  D 302, 77652 Offenburg, Germany Tel.  +49 (0) 781 / 205 -
4821  |  Fax: -45-4821   

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