Game Playing: Proposing and Developing Queen Challenge Puzzle Game from 1 to 25 Levels

  •  Hussain Mohammad Abu-Dalbouh    
  •  Fahad Almansour    
  •  Nehal Aldowighri    


In recent decades, massive improvements in graphic sophistication have begun to produce declining returns. The creative focus in game development has shifted to artificial intelligence. The queens’ task game is part of a sequence of popular games. It is the challenge of putting n chess queens on a game board such that no two queens are threatening each other. The plan does not involve two queens sharing the same row, column or diagonal. Each column contains exactly one queen, each row contains exactly one queen, and each diagonal contains exactly one queen. For every level in the game, there are many ways to solve it. For example, there are 92 solutions to the 8×8 problem. There are many levels in the literature, but each level should be downloaded separately. Thus, it causes a lot of difficulties for players, and they should download each level to complete the challenge. This will lead to more time and effort being spent by the players, and the cost of each level will cost the players more and more. As a result, the number of players who want to play this game will decrease. The aim of this paper is to incorporate a number of levels in order to save time, money and effort by downloading each level separately. This paper also aims to develop the proposed prototype and display all the solutions while playing a puzzle game at any level. The proposed game was tested by a questionnaire-based empirical study. Descriptive statistics on the questions revealed that the players had achieved the objectives of the game by applying their skills and knowledge and that the players had positive emotions about the effectiveness of the proposed game.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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