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3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games.

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3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games. / Coulton, Paul; Bamford, William; Cheverst, Keith; Rashid, Omer.

In: International Journal of Computer Games Technology, Vol. 2008, 05.2008, p. 1-5.

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Coulton, P, Bamford, W, Cheverst, K & Rashid, O 2008, '3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games.', International Journal of Computer Games Technology, vol. 2008, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/192153

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Coulton, P., Bamford, W., Cheverst, K., & Rashid, O. (2008). 3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games. International Journal of Computer Games Technology, 2008, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/192153

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Coulton P, Bamford W, Cheverst K, Rashid O. 3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games. International Journal of Computer Games Technology. 2008 May;2008:1-5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/192153

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Coulton, Paul ; Bamford, William ; Cheverst, Keith ; Rashid, Omer. / 3D Space-Time Visualization of Player Behaviour in Pervasive Location-Based Games. In: International Journal of Computer Games Technology. 2008 ; Vol. 2008. pp. 1-5.

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