Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back Massive Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) Project Execution
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simuation Institute|
|Investigator(s)||Brutzman, Donald P.|
|Sponsor||Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division (Navy)|
The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring a pilot project that seeks to extend the genres of Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming and Alternate Reality Games to scenarios of interest to the Navy. ONR has defined objectives, situational scenarios, audience and goal outcomes for the MMOWGLI pilot that are based on social networking technologies realistic tactical simulations and 2D/3D modeling. This proposal presents an execution plan to accomplish these ambitious, feasible, potentially high-payoff objectives.
NPS researchers will utilize both existing and emerging standards-based technology capabilities to quickly create a MMOWGLI war game capability that includes social-networking capabilities for rapid user-driven formation of game teams. NPS will use multiple proven low-cost, open-standards, open-source capabilities in concert.
In order to show scalability to potentially large numbers of active participants, social-networking software packages will be utilized to enable flexible professional networking among game teams. The NPS team will support game controllers in measuring and assessing the effectiveness of these new technologies. Easy-to-create wiki pages will document official moves by each of the friendly and hostile teams to ensure long-term archival storage. NPS cluster and supercomputer assets will be further utilized to demonstrate rapid computational power and responsiveness regardless of team demands. Multiple naval-office student theses will also support this unique opportunity to produce a major new capability for large-scale team-play training, tactical alternatives development, war gaming and after-action analysis.
|Keywords||MMOWGLI Moves Virtual Environment USW Distributed Simulation|
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