Rough Draft
Please note that this thesis paper is just a rough draft and is currently a work in progress. The content on this page will probably be modified and may not be representative of the final version. Sources notes and references may not be final and placeholder text may be used and will later be replaced.
  1. 3D Environments
    1. Designing a physical board in a 3D environment
    2. Replicating physical game components with 3D models
      1. Dice
      2. Game Characters
      3. Game Cards
      4. Extra environmental components that will be on the game board such as i.e.  buildings, trees, rocks, or bridges
  2. User Interface Gestures for Tablets
    1. Swiping to roll dice.
    2. Touch and drag to move characters on the board
    3. Touch and drag to direct characters to interact with the environment or other characters
    4. Two finger pinch and zoom to change the display level of the board
    5. Touch and Drag to rotate the board in a three-dimensional space
  3. Automated In-Game Tutorials
    1. Gameplay demonstration using NPC characters and AI
    2. Simulated turns that allow for players to have agency within the game.
    3. Allow the player to rewind events and turns in the game







Thesis Work

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About Me

My name is Mark Koberlein and I have been a professional web designer, app developer, and instructor for about 13 years. I live in a small town next to Allentown, PA with my wife 2 daughters. My wife and I are avid gamers and movie watchers. I am currently a tenure-track Instructor in the Communication Design department at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem PA, where I teach courses in general computer graphics, web design, mobile applications, interactive design, server-side programming, and animation. I started this journey as an undergrad at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. For the first 2 years, I studied Computer Science and then changed my major to Religious Studies to finish my under-grad studies with a Bachelor of Arts. After college, I decided to not pursue the reli... Read More