MOOSES Game Concepts: Game Concepts for the Multiplayer on One Screen Entertainment System
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Today, video games are mostly played at home while alone or together with friends. Multiplayer games are played by sharing a single screen or meeting up online to play against others. Within the MOOSES (Multiplayer On One Screen Entertainment System) project we seek to create a set of games for the new gaming paradigm that allows large numbers of players to share the fun of playing together on a single, large screen. To create games that are playable within the MOOSES context, one has to consider a series of special factors. These include elements of both user interface design, hardware and software architecture. In this study we describe these factors and how they can be handled with respect to making fun games for a large number of players on a single screen. Then, in the final and most important part of the study we describe five games that are suited for the special demands of the MOOSES framework - a war game, a football game, a music game, a survival based game and a quiz game.