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Mobile SNG(Social Network Game), Game Character Design
Recently, mobile Social Netwrok Game(SNGs) including characters have emerged in the game market. Basically, it is based on not only the mobile environment and technology but also the form and concept of SNG. Most characters of mobile SNG take characters which have the role of avatar or non-player character. This kind of characters allows own their characteristic to create and design them based on the mobile and SNG system. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to analyze character design with the elements of mobile graphic such as visual, sound, motion and so on. Then we would discuss the features of character design for mobile SNG and comment the limits and consideration for effective design. For this research, the first of all we would discuss the concept and theory of mobile SNG and the design elements for the game characters by the publications, including thesis, articles, and books. Seondly, this paper will be focused on character examples in 20 mobile SNGs which are selected in top selling and analyze them. Finally, we would discuss the characteristics of mobile SNG character and the methods of possibilities and considerations for effective design.