Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds
by Ning Gu, Mary Lou Maher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co. 2014
Number of pages: 144
Designing adaptive virtual worlds takes the design of virtual places for education, entertainment, online communities, business, and cultural activities to a new level. This book presents an agent model for a design grammar so that unique places can be created responding to the changing needs in the virtual world. Applying these techniques has immediate implications on the design of games.
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