The Editorial Team is very happy to issue this new edition of IJIGS. This edition features some excellent paper submissions in a variety of subject areas, representing the most recent advancements in Games development, an area of rapidly flourishing technology. The papers have been rigorously reviewed by our international reviewers and authors have implemented the reviewers’ feedback before publication acceptance in IJIGS.

 IJIGS is the first international journal of its kind that has raised awareness of the need for more sophisticated intelligence in computer games suited for the next generation of computer games. The journal continues to maintain constructive links with its sponsors:  the IEEE Computer Society, British Computer Society, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), and the Society for Modelling and Simulation (SCS) Europe.  The journal is also supported by CGAMES international Conference www.cgames.org , and authors receiving the best paper award are invited to publish in future issues.

 IJIGS is now recognised by many more Game developers, universities and institutes worldwide as a valuable resource for research and development. Furthermore, our registration process has revealed that members of games companies also find it a valuable source of inspiration. The Journal aims to expose new researchers and MSc/MPhil/PhD research students seeking to gain knowledge from the experts in the field in order to improve the quality of their work in this exciting subject area.  Our special thanks go to the reviewers who have been most diligent in their task by providing detailed and useful feedback to authors.

 We are delighted to report that our registration system is now fully automated which will provide an efficient service to the new and existing subscribers. Our thanks go to the system developers, especially to the Lead Software Developer Paul Shemmell, at School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

 The Editors greatly appreciate the contribution of the authors and we trust that you will continue to support IJIGS.  Thanks are also extended to members of the Editorial Board for their reviews and for their help in maintaining a high standard of the published material. 


Qasim Mehdi, On behalf of the Editorial Board

University of Wolverhampton, April 2008
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