Cisco Systems Data Sort Game


My super-duper top secret game is finally ready to go public. Banana Stein (who reported on it earlier), asked me to come up with a game concept. I came up with three ideas (Apple Sauce, Full Service, and Toe Jam) that were not quite the norm compared to most games on the Second Life grid. He came back with some changes to the Apple Sauce game and renamed it to “Data Sort” and told me it was for Cisco. Centered around the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router, players hunt for data packets and bring them to the router to be sorted. The game is about to get the final review tomorrow witht he Cisco folks before going live.
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Here is a video of some of the earlier development.

Here is an image of the pads that each player stands on to identify what role they will play in the game. You can choose to be a seeker, feeder, or sorter.

These are the Cisco ASR 1000 routers that sort the packets. The sorter clicks on the correct router to choose where the packet should go.

Here are the controls that display the current players, score, and the remaining time. The pipes on the side have packets that jump out every five seconds.

This is the top view looking down at the game area. Once the game begins, the seeker runs into packets and unloads them on the spindle area on the right. The feeder picks them up, runs across all arrows, and unloads them on the left where the sorter looks at each one to sort.

One Response to Cisco Systems Data Sort Game

  1. Banana Stein says:

    Banana here – first I want to publicly thank you Dedric for your innovative and excellent work. When I came to you and asked for game concepts, each one was fun and “non-violent” which is amazing in this day and age.

    Meta Magic Studio asked Dedric to develop the all important collaborative game which is the one of the key elements for the Cisco Live! SL Pavilion. We call the game “Packet Sort.”

    While the game is simple in concept, it was no easy scripting job he undertook. The delivered product is an amazing use of the SL platform to show a complex concept of how the ASR 1000 Series Routers are able to distinguish video packets; voice packets, data packers and threat packets and then route them accordingly.

    I encourage everyone to take two other friends and visit the game on Cisco Systems sim 4. It is a blast to play!

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