MMVE 2012

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Twenty researchers from all over the world participated in the virtual poster session of the 5th Workshop on Massive Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2012). The workshop was held in Munich, Germany, on October 9. The virtual session was hosted by the Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds using an OpenSimulator server featuring Vivox for voice and with content from the Universal Campus.

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The Future of Research in Computer Games and Virtual Worlds


In November of 2010, more than 30 scholars engaged in research on topics related to Computer Games and Virtual Worlds (CGVWs) participated in a workshop at UC Irvine to identify future research problems and opportunities in this arena. During the past year and a half the workshop continued online, culminating in the production of an extensive report characterizing this dynamic field of study. The report is now freely available!

What follows is the executive summary of this report.

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CGVW to Host MMVE 2012

MMVE Inworld
The Center is proud to be hosting the virtual conference for the 5th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2012), which will take place in real life in Munich, October 9. The virtual conference center, based on the Universal Campus, will host the Poster session, as well as the Town Hall meeting that will include  members of the community who are unable to attend the workshop in Munich.

UCI students build games in a week

April 13th, 2011, 7:41 am · 8 Comments · posted by Ian Hamilton


After a week spent building a computer game from scratch, Justin Britch is sitting behind a laptop Monday night just five hours from an 11 p.m. deadline.

“We couldn’t get our levels to work for a very long time,” Britch tells Reza Ghassemi, president of UC Irvine’s Video Game Development Club.

“For how long?” asks Ghassemi.

“Are they working now?” Britch asks his teammates.

No, half the levels still don’t work.

Britch, 19 and a resident of Mission Viejo, is participating in his second “Game Jam,” a week-long marathon competition put on by the university’s gaming club pitting teams of computer science, art and informatics majors working around the clock against one another to build computer games.

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