Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. Second EAI International Conference, AFRICATEK 2018, Cotonou, Benin, May 29–30, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Awale Game: Application Programming Interface and Augmented Reality Interface

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-05198-3_13,
        author={Marie-Parisius Houessou and Vinasetan Houndji and Eugene Ezin and Manhougb\^{e} Kiki and Harold Kiossou and Jean-Baptiste Sossou and Faizath Zoumarou Walis},
        title={Awale Game: Application Programming Interface and Augmented Reality Interface},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. Second EAI International Conference, AFRICATEK 2018, Cotonou, Benin, May 29--30, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICATEK},
        year={2018},
        month={12},
        keywords={Awale 
                    
                   Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence Board game},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-05198-3_13}
    }
    
  • Marie-Parisius Houessou
    Vinasetan Houndji
    Eugene Ezin
    Manhougbé Kiki
    Harold Kiossou
    Jean-Baptiste Sossou
    Faizath Zoumarou Walis
    Year: 2018
    Awale Game: Application Programming Interface and Augmented Reality Interface
    AFRICATEK
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05198-3_13
Marie-Parisius Houessou,*, Vinasetan Houndji,*, Eugene Ezin1, Manhougbé Kiki, Harold Kiossou, Jean-Baptiste Sossou, Faizath Zoumarou Walis
  • 1: UAC
*Contact email: parisius.houessou@gmail.com, ratheil.houndji@uac.bj

Abstract

Awale game is one of the famous board games from Africa with many variants and is now played worldwide in various forms. In this paper, we propose an open-source Application Programming Interface () for developers to allow an easy implementation of the various variants of Awale as well as artificial intelligence based players. The is available online at . Based on this , we propose a PC Awale game, a mobile Awale game, and an Augmented Reality Game. The Awale , PC game, and mobile game are implemented in the programming language while the game in Augmented Reality is realized with the programming language, Unity 3D game engine and the Augmented Reality . The various tests carried out show that the and the different games are totally functional. This was also used for the first edition of MAIC, an Artificial Intelligence contest .