Project Hospital: a realistic take on hospital simulation

Interview with Jan Beneš Download PDF Project Hospital[1] is a game developed by indie studio Oxymoron games (Prague, Czech Republic). In it, you build and manage every single detail of your own hospital – and you can diagnose and treat patients as well! Launched in 2018 on Steam, the game features a wealth of real-world-basedContinue reading “Project Hospital: a realistic take on hospital simulation”

Vampire Apocalypse Calculator

Dominik Czernia Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland. Email: dominik.czernia (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Welcome to the Vampire Apocalypse Calculator[1], you lovely, tasty human. This sophisticated tool is based on the predator-prey model, a model that successfully describes the dynamics of ecosystems, chemical reactions, and even economics. Now it’s time toContinue reading “Vampire Apocalypse Calculator”

The effect of trolls on Twitch Plays Pokémon

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF In a previous paper, I presented a curious experiment of a fish playing Pokémon, made real and popular thanks to the wonders of the Internet (Tomotani, 2014). The Twitch Channel (Twitch, 2016), which sadly has been inactive forContinue reading “The effect of trolls on Twitch Plays Pokémon”

The strongest starter Pokémon

Bruno L. Carli Independent researcher, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Email: brunolcarli (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Earlier this year, an article entitled “Which is The Most Offensively Powerful Starter Pokémon?” (Codd, 2016) caused great controversy on the Internet among players and fans of the Pokémon franchise. This article compared the three classical starter Pokémon, based onContinue reading “The strongest starter Pokémon”

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Search & Rescue Operations

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF TECHNOLOGY IN VIDEO GAMES In video games, technology has always played an important part (as technological advancements, futuristic technology, lost technology…), often taking a major role in games: the titans in Titanfall, the portal gun in Portal, theContinue reading “Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Search & Rescue Operations”

Modeling and analysis of a Zombie Apocalypse: zombie infestation and combat strategies

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Humanity can be quite creative when it comes to thinking up of interesting and fictional ways of being completely annihilated by (and also of ways of romancing) fantastical monsters. Though most people tend to believe that humanity’s intelligenceContinue reading “Modeling and analysis of a Zombie Apocalypse: zombie infestation and combat strategies”

The munchkin dilemma

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF As most of you might have already guessed by the title, I am a nerd. As such, a relatively large part of my life was invested in hours of playing video games, reading nerdish stuff and playing tabletopContinue reading “The munchkin dilemma”

The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF THE INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM I will start by presenting this little famous theorem. The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that if you have a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time, eventuallyContinue reading “The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem”