Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Mobile Cloud Gaming

  • Di Wu
  • Yihao Ke
  • Jian He
  • Yong Li
  • Min Chen
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_77-2



Mobile cloud gaming (MCG) is a new type of mobile gaming, in which games are stored, synchronized, and rendered in the remote cloud platform and delivered to mobile users using video streaming technology.


As a killer application in the mobile app market, the growth of mobile gaming is very impressive in the past decade. The major obstacle that may hinder the further growth of mobile gaming is the constraint of limited resources on mobile devices. However, it is fortunate that recent advances in cloud computing shed lights on the feasibility of playing high-end video games on mobile devices.

Mobile cloud gaming (MCG) enables mobile users to play games in the cloud and thus mitigates the tension between high requirements of video games and limited resources on mobile devices. By offloading computation-intensive tasks to the powerful cloud platform, the capacity of mobile devices can be significantly augmented (Wei Cai et al. 2013...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electronic EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina