Article | SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics | Lighting Effects for Mobile Games

Title:
Lighting Effects for Mobile Games
Author:
Jeppe Revall Frisvad: Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Niels Jørgen Christensen: Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Peter Falster: Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
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Year:
2005
Conference:
SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics
Issue:
016
Article no.:
003
Pages:
13-18
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2005-11-23
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Adapting games to the miniature screens and limited processing power of mobile phones is quite a challenge. To accommodate these technical limitations; mobile games are often twodimensional (2D); tile-based; and seen from above. Such games rarely present much creativity with respect to dynamic lighting. Textures are merely plastered onto the tiles. A recent game release has; however; shown that effects such as dynamic light sources can spice up a mobile game of this type quite a bit. In this paper we carry the idea of dynamic lighting effects for tile-based 2D games even further. In particular; we present simple and efcient techniques for shadows and uctuating fog which can greatly improvethe gamers visual experience.

CR Categories: I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Picture/Image Generation.Display algorithms; I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism.Color; shading; shadowing; and texture.

Keywords: Lighting effects; mobile games; shadows; fog synthesis; real-time

SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics

Author:
Jeppe Revall Frisvad, Niels Jørgen Christensen, Peter Falster
Title:
Lighting Effects for Mobile Games
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SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics

Author:
Jeppe Revall Frisvad, Niels Jørgen Christensen, Peter Falster
Title:
Lighting Effects for Mobile Games
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