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Managing Massive Multiplayer Online Games in SS 2017


  • [12.09.17] The retry exam will take place on Thursday, October 12th from 10-12 am in room M218 (Main Building)
  • [10.08.17] The registration for the retry exam is now open in uniworx. It is expected to be between October 11th and 13th.
  • [09.08.17] The results of the exam are now online and can be seen in uniworx. You can view your exams once on 6th of September, 2 pm - 3 pm in room 157 (Oettingenstr. 67)
  • We recommend bringing a triangle ruler and calculator to the exam tomorrow
  • Slide 18 (chapter 5) Waitfree ZigZag contained errors and was corrected.
  • There will be a retry exam at the end of the semester.
  • Time and room of the final examination have been moved by 2 hours to avoid an intersection with another exam. The exam will be held at July 28th, 2017, 12.00-14.00 in room B 101 (main building).
  • The second tutorial on Wednesdays usually is in German
  • Enrollment to the course is now open in UniWorX


A massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) is a virtual environment which players visit for entertainment. It is often played by thousands of players at the same time and allows huge varieties of player interactions. The course treats questions of how to implement and design MMOGs in order to scale with the players while keeping the game experience on an interactive or even real-time level. This includes spatial management, client-server communication, persitency and consistences of virtual environments hosting the MMOG. A further important aspect of online games is monitoring the player experience and evaluate success strategies. This task is done by Game Analytics methods. Finally, the lecture gives an outlook on artifical intelligence which can be used to improve player interaction, develop challenging computer components or simply make the interaction with the virtual environment more interesting.


  • Course: 3 weekly hours lecture +2 weekly hours tutorial
    (successful participation of the exam grants 6 ECTS points)
  • Lecture: Prof. Dr. Matthias Schubert
  • Tutor: Anna Beer
  • Final examination: July 28th, 2017, 12.00-2.00 pm in room B 101 in the main building
  • Beneficial: KDD I or machine learning or other data analytics methods
  • Audience: The course is directed towards master students in informatics and media informatics

Times and Locations

Component Time Location Start
Lecture Tue, 1.00 - 3.45 pm room A 014 (Main Building) April 25th, 2017
Wed, 2.00 - 4.00 pm room A 015 (Edmund-Rumpler-Str. 9)
May 3rd, 2017
Wed, 4.00 - 6.00 pm room A 015 (Edmund-Rumpler-Str. 9)
May 3rd, 2017

Course Schedule

DateLecture Date Tutorial
25.04.2017Computer Games 26.04.2017 --
02.05.2017Game Core (1)03.05.2017Exercise Sheet 1
09.05.2017 Game Core (2) 10.05.2017Exercise Sheet 2 - Solution 2-3
16.05.2017Distributed Games 17.05.2017Exercise Sheet 3
23.05.2017Persistence in Games24.05.2017Exercise Sheet 4 - Solution 4
30.05.2017Game Analytics 31.05.2017Exercise Sheet 5- Solution 5-2
06.06.2017 lecture free 07.06.2016 Exercise Sheet 6 - Solution 6
13.06.2017Data Analytics in a Nutshell (1) 14.06.2016 no tutorial
20.06.2017Data Analytics in a Nutshell (2) 21.06.2016Exercise Sheet 7 - Solution 7-3
27.06.2017Temporal Behavior 28.06.2017Exercise Sheet 8 - Solutions 8-2 8-3 8-4
4.07.2017Spatial Behavior 05.07.2017Exercise Sheet 9 - Solutions 9-1 9-2 9-3
11.07.2017Match Making 12.07.2017Exercise Sheet 10- Solutions 10-1 10-2 10-3
18.07.2017Artificial Intelligence 19.07.2017Exercise Sheet 11 - Solution 11 and time for questions
25.07.2017Question & Answers 26.07.2017Repetition and questions

Final Examination

The exam took place on July 28th, 2017. The results can be seen in uniworx. You can view your exams on 6th of September, 2 pm - 3 pm in room 157 (Oettingenstr. 67)

The retry exam will take place on Thursday, October 12th from 10-12 am in room M218 (Main Building)

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