BA: Development of a tangible multiplayer Tetris game on a Multitouch Table
Tetris on a multitouch table - concept image
Tetris is a very well-known game. Over 20 years people have fun playing this simple game. The popularity of Tetris comes from very simple but challenging rules.
Multitouch user interfaces are getting more and more popular. The new developed Tetris should use the special features of the table – which is the multiuser, multitouch and tangible function.
It is time to extend this game classic to a tangible multiplayer Game. One, two or up to 4 players are able to play against each other or in cooperation. Tangible 3d tokens are used for game playing, which have the shape of Tetris tokens should be used. A basic concept for the design exists already. This should be refined. New ideas can improve the concept.
TISCH, a multitouch table, which includes an ftir multitouch sensor and shadow tracking developed by Florian Echtler
should be used as hardware. As development framework the cross-platform, cross-device LibTISCH should be used (http://tisch.sourceforge.net/
The aim of this Bachelor thesis is to get to know the TISCH framework, to define a detailed game concept, to implement the game and to do a user study with potential gamers.
- In depth literature search
- Detailed game concept
- Development of a visually attractive and fun making game
- Evaluation of the prototype
- Communication skills and the ability to work in a team
- Extraordinary motivation and the commitment to high performance
- High interest in games and new user interfaces
| ProjectForm |
| Title: || Bachelorarbeit: Development of a tangible multiplayer Tetris game on a Multitouch Table |
| Abstract: || A new multiplayer tangible game should be implemented in this Bachelor Thesis. One, two or up to 4 players are able to play against each other or in cooperation on a multitouch table. Tangible 3d tokens are used for game playing, which have the shape of Tetris tokens should be used. A basic concept for the design exists already. This should be refined. New ideas can improve the concept. |
| Student: || Simon Schenk |
| Director: || Gudrun Klinker |
| Supervisor: || Eva Artinger |
| Type: || Bachelor Thesis |
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| Status: || finished |
| Start: || 2010/07/15 |
| Finish: || 2010/11/15 |
| Thesis (optional): || TUMTris_BA_SimonSchenk.pdf |