Fostering Knowledge Flow and Community Engagement in the Development of Interactive Entertainment

Lohmann, S., Niesenhaus, J., Heim, P., & Ziegler, J. (2009). Journal of Universal Computer Science, 15(8), 1722–1734.


Due to an increasing professionalization, specialization, and globalization in the development of interactive entertainment new demands for comprehensive knowledge management support emerge. This article aims at sensitizing and systematizing the needs and potentials for continuous knowledge flow and community engagement in this application area. It starts with an analysis of typical development activities and involved parties that could benefit from a continuous knowledge management support. Then, a general framework architecture and implementation examples are presented that provide different levels of knowledge management support for interactive entertainment development.


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The 2DGree framework applies methods of visual programming to develop rapid game prototypes.

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Playful and Social Interaction

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