IRC log of games on 2011-11-02

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logging to
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RRSAgent, make logs public
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Zakim, this will be
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I don't understand 'this will be', trackbot
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Meeting: Games Community Group Teleconference
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Date: 02 November 2011
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s/Teleconference/Breakout Session
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ted leung: goal to get people interested in games together. there is already a community group. today we will get games issues and get more CG participation.
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ted: ian: get a scribe sand end by :25
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ted: who is developing games? [few replied possibly]
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marku: looking at games for ETS for education
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ted: we develop everything from single player to massively multiplier games
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ted: just acquired game engine company & die for browser games
22:44:06 [marie]
W3C games CG:
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ted: how many interested in games due to mobile: [some yes]
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ted: a lot of interest in different approaches to game animation on web
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ted: unfortunate conflict with game dev conf & TPAC
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ted: join the games CG
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marie: workshop late september collocated with OnGameStart (sp?) conf
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marie: one outcome was games CG
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marie: tomorrow AM HTML5 games summit happening in SF at Zynga HQ
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22:47:49 [tedleung]
The Warsaw workshop was 1/2 day
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francois daoust: want to highlight a few issues from workshop
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francois: e.g. need joystick API, now in progress
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francois: adding joystick support to DOM events and also adding mouse lock:
22:49:52 [JonathanJ]
FYI : HTML5 JavaScript Game Engines -
22:50:50 [sangwhan]
RRSAgent, draft minutes
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francois: want platform hardware detect to enable or disable WebGL graphics acceleration.
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francois: platform detect has fingerprinting security issue. TBD
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francois: web workers (background threads) useful for games, but cannot perform pass-by-reference, which is problem for passing large amounts of data (e.g. 3D environment model)
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francois: could be a new item for web apps group.
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francois: games group needs to drive requirements into WGs
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francois: another example: orientation lock (w/o locking out user control)
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doug s: people should review the document
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ted: game developers have long list of issues to make good games
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ted: another issue: several ways to perform animation: not a clear model yet; lots of experimentation; probably have requirements to performance & testing groups.
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ted: are games developers largely focusing on canvas2d & webgl?
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doug: no, zynga not using canvas
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ted: our developers would love to do WebGL, but target is iOS devices. OpenGL not available to web apps on iOS. Also, not available on IE9.
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ted: even canvas 2D not targeted because lots of non-HTML5 browsers in market.
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francois: no one mentioned SVG
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marcos: problem with SVG - no tools
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ted: same with canvas (no tools)
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marcos: if Flash could output to SVG, it would be great
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doug: SVG WG cognizant of this: SVG new version will have better doc & performance enhancements that might get it used more.
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ted: we're looking for people to get input for games
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marcos: are some requirements on the web. hoping for more participation. already know the issues. same as issues with Flash in the 80s-90s (tools, ease of development, performance)
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marcos: audio APIs are a big problem. too much latency. chrome improving audio APIs
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doug: also safari nightlies
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marcos: personally think canvas is a bad API. Using DIVs for games is weird.
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marcos: All the crucial bits there, but not designed around games development production cycle
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marcos: canvas issues: very low level, buffer manipulation, byte arrays from JS
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don brutzman
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don: web3D consortium. Declarative 3D group is collecting use cases and interested in game use cases
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vivien has changed the topic to:
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ted: join the games CG
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vivien has changed the topic to: "Join the Games CG"
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Declarative 3D CG:
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doug: best outcome of CG is driving requirements into standards groups.
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mav: advice on influencing WGs: 1) Only work on gaps (2) File bugs
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doug: yes and (3) write demos (4) write tests
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sangwhan: It would be good to get feedback on browser bottlenecks. Recently wrote a game and uncovered lots of issues, even with browser src code access
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ted: does w3c have perf tests for browsers
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doug: not now: may come from web perf group or test group
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marcos: web perf group looking at high rez timers
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ted: is apple participating
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marcos: not currently
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marcos: need to attract more participants
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marku: what about accessible game guidelines?
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ted: would be great for CG. Difficult for canvas.
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marcos: relying on DOM events which are accessible.
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accessible games guidelines
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marcos: seen that mouse and keyboard games fail on iPad: brings up accessibility issues for all, not just those with disabilities
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rrsagent, make minutes
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ted: goal of using web on iPad instead of iOS is: TTM & multiple targets (e.g. Android & Connected TVs)
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Tansuke: Showing demo: am a vendor of sw for feature phones.
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tansuke: new W3C logo
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tansuke: web is best game platform
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Showing demo of educational platform using interpreted language and simple graphical display for kids to learn program.
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RRSAgent, draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate francois
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tansuke: dream for developing country to make education kit: "JavaScript + Globish"
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meeting ends
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