Abstract for: Building Multiplayer Games with Stella

Multiplayer games allow different people to engage, cooperatively or competitively, with one another in the context of a working simulation model. In this workshop users will be taken through the process of conceptualizing, creating and deploying a multiplayer game. Starting from a prebuilt model, with a working interface, attendees will be taken through the process of modifying the model and interface to support multiplayer gaming. The model and interface will then be published so that participants can test out and play the published games. Participants should bring their own computers (Windows or Macintosh). We will install the workshop version of Stella Architect so that attendees can work through the development and publication process.