TRIVIAL.GZ: A WEB-BASED COLLABORATIVE GAME TO PROMOTE GALICIAN CULTURE

Miguel R. Luaces, Oscar Pedreira, Ángeles S. Places, Diego Seco

Abstract

We present in this paper the architecture and some implementation details of a web-based version of a Trivial game. Our implementation achieves such a high degree of interactivity between the players that they perceive the game as being played real-time. More importantly, no plug-in or applet is used in the architecture of the system. These properties are achieved by means of a carefully designed architecture that uses AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) for data exchange. Using this approach, it is possible to develop any type of web-based collaborative software with few load on the web server. In the paper, we analyze traditional architectures for web-based applications and we show how our approach overcomes their limitations. Furthermore, we proof the efficiency of our approach by means of an empirical comparison.

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in Harvard Style

R. Luaces M., Pedreira O., S. Places Á. and Seco D. (2008). TRIVIAL.GZ: A WEB-BASED COLLABORATIVE GAME TO PROMOTE GALICIAN CULTURE . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-27-2, pages 67-73. DOI: 10.5220/0001524000670073


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist08,
author={Miguel R. Luaces and Oscar Pedreira and Ángeles S. Places and Diego Seco},
title={TRIVIAL.GZ: A WEB-BASED COLLABORATIVE GAME TO PROMOTE GALICIAN CULTURE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2008},
pages={67-73},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001524000670073},
isbn={978-989-8111-27-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - TRIVIAL.GZ: A WEB-BASED COLLABORATIVE GAME TO PROMOTE GALICIAN CULTURE
SN - 978-989-8111-27-2
AU - R. Luaces M.
AU - Pedreira O.
AU - S. Places Á.
AU - Seco D.
PY - 2008
SP - 67
EP - 73
DO - 10.5220/0001524000670073