Creating Internet-Based Games Using Perl and Javascript


  • Sharma Pillutla


Business Simulation Gaming has been around for quite a few years. The pedagogical and more recently, the assessment value of gaming has been recognized and accepted in many circles. Over the years, as technology has improved, simulation exercises have become more sophisticated and user-friendly. With the advent of the Internet an added dimension of convenience is now available. Using the World Wide Web is a natural extension of making simulation games more powerful and the access more convenient. This paper delineates one such attempt at making the entire game available on the web. We describe the various components of the game and describe how the programming language Perl and JavaScript can provide the functionality for making the game available on the Internet.