Patent Number: 6,168,524

Title: Enhancements in the sense of surprise in a RPG

Abstract: Each character that makes an appearance in a game is provided with a program, which is independent of other programs, for deciding the action of the character, and with a program counter. These mutually independent programs are run in parallel. The speed at which the program advances differs for each character. A character representing the player is endowed with the highest speed of advance, and this character is given the highest priority in parallel processing as well. Interaction among characters is realized by communication among the programs, and an order of priority is assigned to communication among programs. As a result, the game is provided with a greater sense of surprise and the program game is easier to create.

Inventors: Aoki; Kazuhiko (Tokyo, JP), Kokubo; Keizo (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Square Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A63F 13/10 (20060101); A63F 009/24 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018