AAAI Publications, Ninth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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A Declarative Domain Model Can Serve as Design Document
David Llansó, Pedro Pablo Gómez-Martín, Marco Antonio Gómez-Martín, Pedro Antonio González-Calero

Last modified: 2013-11-13


Detailed design documents have been criticized as a hard to maintain artifacts that may easily become useless while a game under development keeps evolving. In this paper we propose the use of declarative domain modelling as a communication tool and a form of contract between designers and programmers. We show how this model, including entities and actions relevant for the game design, can also serve to support debugging tools for game designers.


Game Design; Declarative Domain; Design Document

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