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A Surrealist Inspired Mobile Multiplayer Game: Fact or Fish?

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper


Publication date06/2006
Number of pages8
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Conference1st World Conference for Fun 'n Games
CityPreston, UK


With mobile phone ownership now saturated in many countries, mobile operators are looking to data services to increase their average revenue per user and one service seen as a key to their success is that of mobile games. Single player games, which currently dominate the market, do little to increase data traffic once downloaded. Therefore, focus is increasingly turning to multiplayer games that use the network. However, to date, game designers have struggled to create successful mobile multiplayer games because their current designs are based on the experiences gained from the PC and console world and often fail to accommodate both the difficulties of the mobile environment and the differing demographic of the mobile gamer. In this paper we explore game design that will address both of these criteria and take our inspiration from a technique used by Surrealists to create accidental poetry in the 1920s.