Multitouch support in games

Registered by Duncan McGreggor on 2010-09-30

 * Strategy games can become very attractive if they get multitouch support. The game 0 A.D. got source code released recently. We can study how much work is needed to include mt support in the game. (Mohamed-Ikbel Boulabiar)
 * Commercial Games Support in Ubuntu Linux via Steam (Mohamed-Ikbel Boulabiar)
 * Syncing up with commercial vendors of Linux-supported games (Ted Gould)

Tags: hci-n, hci, touch, multi-touch, multitouch, applications, games

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
Duncan McGreggor
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Mohamed IKBEL Boulabiar
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Part 1: Strategy Games
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 * 1 user
 * Demo:
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPhimfKy500

Games input :
 * Fullscreen
 * Use of Gesture engine of OIF / custom engine
 * Use of Ginn ?
     http://pastie.org/1247972

Other : Multi-user problem,
  * on the same device
  * on different devices (netw. comminucation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJVbfgVUWEw

Games for Tablet-PC ? for Tablets ? for Desktops ?

Part 2: Games in Ubuntu
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Goal : Stop hearing "Linux isn't a Gamer best platform"
Problem : we can't find commercial games in stores
Possible solution : Provide the Linux version through internet

via Steam (1,200 games, 70% marketshare, centralized manner):
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(software)
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Steam_titles

Hardware drivers :
 * who will do testing depending on the platform (ubuntu / Valve) and how ?
 * Possible criticism (non-free software, etc.)

Integration in Ubuntu Software Center

How to make OIF a success for games
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 * good documentation!
 * demos!
 * showing up at conferences
 * code snippets

Benefits of Touch in Gaming
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 * in a previous session we were talking about getting people used to the gestures used in Ubuntu. Palm had a solution for this: small games that brought people to learn without noticing.

<fagan> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/appdevs-desktop-n-encouraging-game-development

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