Huazhong University of Science & Technology
With the proliferation of smart mobile devices and broadband wireless networks, the mobile gaming market is rapidly expanding among younger generations due to its ubiquitous entertainment features. Cloud-based mobile computing is a promising technology to address the inherent restrictions of mobile devices, such as limited battery lifetime and computational capacity. In this paper, the authors categorize the current approaches to cloud-based mobile gaming and explicitly define Mobile Cloud Gaming (MCG). Based on its unique features, they propose a framework for next generation MCG systems. Open research issues for MCG are also discussed.