Establishing a platform for networked games on mobile devices using SMS/GPRS

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Al-Zakwani, Abdullah 2007. Establishing a platform for networked games on mobile devices using SMS/GPRS. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference University of East London pp. 128-134
AuthorsAl-Zakwani, Abdullah
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The gaming industry has being exponentially expanding during the recent years. This
expansion has seen game playing spreading from dedicated consoles to mobile communication
devices. However, currently the main challenge is to establish two or more player games from
handheld mobile devices over a network. This paper will define a possible way of achieving network
games using Short Messaging Services (SMS) and/or GPRS. In this paper the outline of what
Network Gaming is, how it is traditionally implemented (using desktop computers) and how it can be
initiated into the mobile environment will be explored. The efficient data transfer over SMS or GPRS
will require formatting and so it is compressed and made easily identifiable by the receiving device.
The platform identified implemented and tested over a Tic Tac Toe game scenario.

KeywordsGaming; Short Messaging Services; handheld mobile devices; Network Gaming
Year2007
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Print2007
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Deposited21 Jul 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT07.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/876
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Al-Zakwani, A. (2007) ‘Establishing a platform for networked games on mobile devices using SMS/GPRS’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.128-134.

Place of publicationUniversity of East London
Page range128-134
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