UCI Presentation Explores Designing, Sharing and Customizing Video Games in Your Browser

An academic from Switzerland will be at UC Irvine this afternoon advocating a web-based game-design program aimed at the general public.

Navid Ahmadi, who is on the faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, will present AgentWeb, a first-of-its-kind web-based game design and programming environment.

"Targeted for the masses, AgentWeb provides a visual programming environment and run-time system for developing games inside the browser," reads a statement from UCI's Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds, which co-sponsors the presentation with the Institute for Software Research. "Built using open web technologies, AgentWeb can be easily incorporated into the online social-networking environments, enabling users to develop, share, explore and customize as they play the game."

Ahmadi's presentation, "Beyond Upload and Download: Enabling Game Design 2.0," is scheduled to run from 4 to 5:30 this afternoon at 6011 Donald Bren Hall. It's free and open to the public. RSVP to venita@ics.uci.edu.


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