AAAI Publications, Eighth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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TEAM-IT : Location-Based Gaming in Real and Virtual Environments
Spencer John Frazier, Alex Newnan, Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu-Han Chang, Fotos Frangoudes

Last modified: 2012-10-07

Abstract


Location-based games are an emerging paradigm fortraining, simulation, entertainment, health and many other domains. In this paper, we consider the role of artificialagents in such games. We also examine how human teams perform when given the same game, playedin both a real environment with mobile devices and alsoin a virtual environment that replicates the real environment.We perform the first direct comparison of real andvirtual instantiations of the same location-based game.We show the similarities and differences in game playand then investigate how adding an advice-giving agentchanges the experience.

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