Patents Assigned to Gree Inc
  • Publication number: 20210129022
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium having stored thereon instructions to be executed on by a game server, the game server and corresponding method which cause the game server to perform the steps of: provide a networked multiplayer battle game over a network, storing a battle history including an identifier of an opponent with whom a user has battled in the multiplayer battle game; determining, based on the battle history and an identifier of an opponent with whom a battle begins, a procedure for conducting the battle in the battle game to be one of a first mode for conducting the battle based on user operations and a second mode for conducting the battle with fewer user operations than in the first mode, and conducting the battle with the determined procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Masahito MAEDA, Yasushi MIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210129020
    Abstract: A game apparatus for providing a user interface able to realize various game developments without degrading usability, including a display unit including a display screen and a processing unit that causes a plurality of objects to be displayed on the display screen of the display unit, changes, in a case in which at least one object of the plurality of objects is operated by a player in a first game, a display form of at least the operated object and specifies an area corresponding to the object whose display form is changed, and displays, in a case in which a first condition related to the first game is satisfied, the specified area as a second game area used in a second game different from the first game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoya NUMAKURA
  • Publication number: 20210134041
    Abstract: A moving image processing method includes: generating a moving image including an animation of an avatar object of a distribution user, based on a motion of the distribution user; receiving a request signal that is generated based on a manipulation of a viewing user viewing the moving image and requests that a first gift object is applied to the avatar object from a terminal device of the viewing user through a communication line; displaying the first gift object that is applied to the avatar object based on the request signal on the moving image; and a second gift object on the moving image in a case where it is determined that the avatar object executes a predetermined action with respect to one or a plurality of first gift objects displayed on the moving image, based on the motion of the distribution user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi YASUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210129029
    Abstract: A control program for a game device having a storage unit configured to store points associated with players. The game device may receive a request by a player to designate at least a portion of the points associated with the first player as region points of the first player, which may in turn be correlated with a game region designated by the first player. When the first player has the most points for a particular game region, the game region may be set to be a region of the first player. When the first player disposes a first and second game region in a predetermined arrangement, such that the first and second game region has game regions between them, the game regions between the first and second game region may have their point values swapped to put the first player on top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Doi
  • Publication number: 20210129026
    Abstract: A game program causes a computer to set, if it is determined that a point based on a first action of the character of each of an own player and another player is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, a specific period from a time when an instruction to input a second action has been first accepted from the own player or the other player as a cooperation accepting period, to accept the instruction to input the second action up to a maximum number of times set for each cooperation player from a cooperation player other than the player who has instructed input of the second action, among the own player and the other player, during the cooperation accepting period, and to vary an effect of the second action in accordance with the number of times of the instruction to input the second action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nariaki WADA, Yoichi SHODA
  • Patent number: 10994195
    Abstract: A control method performed by a computer including a storage module and configured to control progress of a game played by a user registered in an application, includes storing, in the storage module, identification information of each of a plurality of users in association with registration information indicating whether the user is registered in the application, retrieving a game progress request including identification information of a first user from a first terminal device of the first user, determining whether or not the first user is registered in the application, transmitting display data for displaying a game screen used in the game to the first terminal device when the first user is registered in the application, and transmitting display data for displaying a registration screen for registering the first user in the application to the first terminal device, when the first user is not registered in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gree, Inc.
    Inventors: Midori Moriyama, Shuhei Sato
  • Patent number: 10994203
    Abstract: A game processing device determines, for a moving object in a game field, a first region in which a first operation performed on the moving object is valid. The first region is set in the game field in a movable region of the moving object. Further, the game processing device determines validity of the first operation based on the first region and a position of the moving object. In addition, the game processing device validates a second operation that is different from the first operation performed on the moving object if the first region reaches a second region that is within the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10994211
    Abstract: A game processing device changes a movement direction of a moving object from a first direction, which is a movement direction of the moving object, to a second direction based on an operation direction of the controller if an operation of the controller in a direction that is different from the first direction is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10994213
    Abstract: An information processing device running a game program offering an improved level of strategy in a game in which a plurality of game content divided into two or more groups participate. The program may include starting a game part game content featuring the two or more groups, and a plurality of areas in a virtual space. When no area exists that does not belong to a first group on a route from an area belonging to the first group to a specific area belonging to the first group, a first parameter of a first game medium, which may be located on the area and may belong to the first group, may be changed. If another area belonging to the first group and having a second state different from a first state exists on the route, the first parameter of the first game medium may change less or not at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuya Komaba
  • Publication number: 20210121777
    Abstract: A server includes drawing means for drawing an item by lottery from among an item group including a plurality of types of items with different scarcity values and providing the item to a user, and additional item providing means for providing an additional item to the user in accordance with a provision count of the number of times an item is provided by the drawing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masahito MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10987586
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a computer and the like that cause players to effectively use possessed game contents in a game, and increase the attractiveness of the game. The computer includes a storage unit that stores one or more game contents possessed by a player and a game content group, the one or more game contents each having a parameter value, the game content group being composed by using at least one of the one or more game contents, and makes a game proceed based on an instruction from a player. The method includes the steps of modifying the parameter value of a common game content in the game content group possessed by the player and being the same type as the one or more game contents other than the game content group, and processing an event by using the game content group whose parameter value is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Shiratori
  • Patent number: 10987591
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of synchronizing an online game, and a server device, that do not require centralized information management, reduce the processing burden on each device during online communication, and allow for continuation of processing in an offline environment. A method, according to the present disclosure, of synchronizing an online game that allows for transmission and reception of information related to game processing between a first client terminal and a second client terminal via a server includes: receiving, from the first client terminal connected online, first information related to game processing on the first client terminal; determining whether the first information is information that determines a game status; and storing the first information on the server and transmitting the first information to the second client terminal when the first information is determined to be information that determines the game status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jay Gould
  • Publication number: 20210113925
    Abstract: A game device including memory an operation device, and circuitry. The memory is configured to store information related to an image of a first object and a virtual space. The operation device is configured to output first operation information and second operation information, based on a motion of a player. The circuitry is configured to display an image of the first object moving in the virtual space, progress a first game when the first operation information is retrieved, determine whether a state of the first object moving in the virtual space satisfies a predetermined condition in the first game, and progress a second game when the second operation information is retrieved within a predetermined period after the state of the first object satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi IMAI, Gaku KAWAMURA, Yuzaburo MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210113923
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for operating a computer game. It can include identifying a playing user and one or more other users; storing user information about one or more other users and the game progress information of those other users; determining whether any of the other users satisfy a predetermined condition based on their game progress information; identifying any of the other users that meet the condition and qualify as substitution-target users; displaying the substitution-target users to the playing user; obtaining input from a playing user indicating the selection of at least one substitution-target user; allowing the user to play the game, and obtaining a result of a game played by a playing user on behalf of a substitution-target user, with said game being one available to the substitution-target user; and updating the game progress information of the substitution-target user in accordance with the result of that game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Hidenobu ARAI
  • Patent number: 10981052
    Abstract: A game processing system for processing of a game that provides interaction with a virtual character according to one embodiment includes a storage that stores action data for specifying one or more actions of the virtual character and one or more computer processors. The one or more processors execute computer readable instructions to determine an action of a player performed toward the virtual character based on detection information obtained by a head mounted display attached to a head of the player, cause the virtual character to perform a first action based on the action of the player and first action data among the action data for specifying the one or more actions of the virtual character, and suspend execution of the first action when a suspension condition is satisfied during the execution of the first action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwatani, Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 10981067
    Abstract: A game processing system for processing a game having a first mode and a second mode according to an aspect includes one or more computer processors. The one or more computer processors are configured to provide, in the first mode, an interaction with a virtual character in accordance with first detection information obtained by an information processing device not mounted on a head of a player. The one or more computer processors also performs a switch process from the first mode to the second mode and provide, in the second mode after the switch process, an interaction with the virtual character in accordance with second detection information obtained by a head mounted display mounted on the head of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gree, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwatani, Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 10983590
    Abstract: An application processing system provides an interaction with a virtual character to a user, the application processing system having one or more computer processors and being configured to output an image of a virtual space including the virtual character to a head mounted display mounted on a head of the user. In one aspect, the one or more computer processors execute computer-readable instructions to: specify a first action associated with a motion of the head of the user in the virtual space and performed toward the virtual character, based on one or more detection information items obtained by the head mounted display; and specify, in response to selection of a specific object included in the virtual space, a second action not associated with a motion of the head of the user in the virtual space and performed toward the virtual character, based on the one or more detection information items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwatani, Makoto Chida
  • Publication number: 20210110424
    Abstract: A point applying unit associates a predetermined point according to a type of regular purchase contract with user identification information according to a contractual user, for each predetermined period; a number-of-points information storage unit stores number-of-points information representing the number of points for each reward, in a plurality of providable rewards; a selection information acquisition unit retrieves selection information that is associated with the user identification information and represents a selected reward of the plurality of rewards; and a reward management unit enables the selected reward to be used, based on the user identification information, in a case where the total number of points are set by the selection information retrieved by the selection information acquisition unit and the number-of-points information in the number-of-points information storage unit and are associated with the selected reward has a predetermined relationship with the predetermined point associated b
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tatsuya ENDO
  • Patent number: 10974146
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium stores game program code instructions for a game in which users do battle, and the game program code instructions cause a computer to perform a data storage function of storing a first panel data that includes a plurality of panels associated with the first user to a storage unit; a control function of receiving information regarding a selection by the first user, the selection being for one or more panels indicating characters to be disposed in one or more divisions of a game display screen including a display region formed by the divisions; the data storage function further stores the panel associated with information of motion to the storage unit, and the control function transmits information for displaying the panel as a moving character according to the information of motion associated with the panel when the panel is disposed in a target division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Hirohiko Atobe
  • Patent number: 10974141
    Abstract: A recording medium and server provide a game that improves the interest in and taste of a battle event and increases the interest in and real enjoyment of the entire game. The recording medium provides a game including a predetermined battle event comprising at least one battle. In a battle event of this game, game contents are displayed in a first field, and a player selects therefrom a game content to be used for a battle with an enemy character. The first field is replenished with another game content alternative to the selected game content as needed so that the player can further select an additional game content therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hisaoka, Makiko Tamura, Yuji Okada, Takahiro Mori, Mitsuo Iwao