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Titre : Computer Games II
Éditeur : Springer Verlag, Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Date d'édition : 1988
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Edition : First Edition
This is a fine hardcover first edition copy in silver cloth, no DJ. From a girl's school library, they never checked it out. Minimal exlib markings. N° de réf. du libraire 031721
Synopsis : Computer Games II is the second volume in a two-part compendium of papers covering the most important material available on the development of computer strategy games. These selections range from discussions of mathematical analysis of games, to more qualitative concerns of whether a computer game should follow human thought processes rather than a "brute force" approach, to papers which will benefit readers trying to program their own games. Next to chess, more has been written about computer Go than any other strategy game. Selections by Bruce Wilcox, a major contributor to the development of computer Go, are included here. This volume also contains papers on Othello, a game of pure skill which has been programmed successfully enough to win against a human World Champion, and Poker, which adds the dimensions of bluff and uncertainty to the challenge of computer game programming. Games in this volume include: OthelloPoker GoHearts Go-MokuBridge BridgeQubic DominoesPush-Over DamaChemin-De-Fer Othello is a registered trademark of the Anjar Company, Inc. Computer Games I, the companion volume, covers the following games: Backgammon Chess Checkers Scrabble David Levy, the editor of these volumes, is an International Chess Master. He is chairman of a company in England which specializes in programming strategy games.
Synopsis: Long before the advent of the electronic computer, man was fascinated by the idea of automating the thought processes employed in playing games of skill. The very first chess "Automaton" captured the imagination oflate eighteenth century Vienna, and by the early 1900s there was a genuine machine that could play the chess endgame of king and rook against a lone king. Soon after the invention of the computer, scientists began to make a serious study of the problems involved in programming a machine to play chess. Within a decade this interest started to spread, first to draughts (checkers) and later to many other strategy games. By the time the home computer was born, there had already been three decades of research into computer games. Many of the results of this research were published, though usually in publications that are extremely difficult (or even impossible for most people) to find. Hence the present volumes. Interest in computers and programming has now reached into almost every home in the civilized world. Millions of people have regular access to computers, and most of them enjoy playing games. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all software sold for use on personal computers is games software.
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