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International Journal of Computer Games Technology
Volume 2015, Article ID 975371, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/975371
Research Article

Quality Measures for Improving Technology Trees

Department of Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 553, 33101 Tampere, Finland

Received 23 October 2014; Accepted 22 March 2015

Academic Editor: Yiyu Cai

Copyright © 2015 Teemu J. Heinimäki and Tapio Elomaa. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The quality of technology trees in digital games can be improved by adjusting their structural and quantitative properties. Therefore, there is a demand for recognizing and measuring such properties. Part of the process can be automated; there are properties measurable by computers, and analyses based on the results (and visualizations of them) may help to produce significantly better technology trees, even practically without extra workload for humans. In this paper, we introduce useful technology tree properties and novel measuring features implemented into our software tool for manipulating technology trees.