Patents Assigned to Gree Inc
  • Publication number: 20220143506
    Abstract: A server device determines a first item number by specifying a first object correlated with an item number of items defined in a game and determines a change value by specifying a second object correlated with the change value for changing the first item number. The server device changes the first item number to a second item number on the basis of the determined first item number and the determined change value and gives a reward on the basis of the second item number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Keiya OHASHI
  • Patent number: 11325033
    Abstract: A system that stores information related to a first plurality of game contents; receives a first user operation to select a second plurality of game contents from among the first plurality of game contents; controls a display to display a plurality of identification images based on information corresponding to the second plurality of game contents; receives a second user operation to change a first parameter corresponding to the second plurality of game contents; and modifies each of the plurality of identification images in accordance with the change to the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20220141551
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention relates to a moving image distribution system. The moving image distribution system may include one or more processors. The one or more processors may execute a computer-readable command to register a distribution user that has made a registration request among a plurality of distribution users that distribute moving images including character objects generated based on their own movements, as a first co-starrable user, to select a first co-starring user from among a plurality of first co-starrable users in response to reception of a first co-starring application for co-starring with any of the plurality of first co-starrable users from a co-starring application user, and to distribute a co-starring moving image in which the co-starring application user and the first co-starring user co-star.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Akashi YOSHIDA, Aya KURABUCHI, Justin Andrew LIAO, Yohei ABE, Naoya KINAMERI
  • Patent number: 11321378
    Abstract: When retrieving information relating to another user of a different SNS, the CVR of an SNS can be effectively increased by displaying a social graph. According to the invention, by means of a social graph display program (API), user identifying information corresponding to user-to-user relationship information meeting predetermined conditions can be extracted by searching a database of information related to the other users of application programs A-C, in accordance with identifying information of a user A who has made a friend request. Thus the application program A displays, as candidates for the friend request, users corresponding to user identifying information returned from the social graph display program (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Ryoji Yanashima, Yoshinobu Kinugasa
  • Patent number: 11318382
    Abstract: Players with a wide range of levels or attack strength can enjoy a time-limited group battle, and the participation rate can be expected to improve throughout the set time slot. A battle time managing unit refers to a timer and a memory resource to manage the time of a battle between groups. A battle condition extraction unit refers to the memory resource and checks whether to change a battle condition during the time of the battle. A target changing unit refers to the memory resource to set a target of change based on the battle condition. A battle condition changing unit changes the battle condition for the target of change that was selected by the target changing unit. Based on the changed battle condition, a battle rendering unit executes rendition processing for the game related to the battle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Koichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11318381
    Abstract: A server apparatus, which may be configured to execute a step of storing one or more first game content associated with a plurality of users, a step of selecting two or more users from among the plurality of users, an establishment step of establishing association between each user and a second game content, and a step of executing a first game part on the basis of the second game content of which association with each user may be established and a user operation on the terminal device used by each user. The second game content associated with the first user among the two or more users may be selected from among one or more first game content associated with the first user and one or more first game content associated with the second user among the two or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11318392
    Abstract: A computer for executing progress of a game by using a game content, the computer including memory and circuitry, the memory configured to store information corresponding to each of a plurality of game contents classified into a plurality of groups associated with an attribute, the circuitry configured to select a first game content from among game contents belonging to a first group among the plurality of groups based on a selection instruction from a player, identify the attribute associated with the selected first game content, select a second game content from among game contents belonging to a second group of the plurality of groups based on the identified attribute, and associate a game content group at least including the selected first game content and the selected second game content with a player and stores the resultant game content group to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsumi Zeniya, Kiyoto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11318376
    Abstract: A game processing device controls a first mounted display worn by a first player to display a virtual space in association with a first virtual position in the virtual space, and controls a second mounted display worn by a second player to display the virtual space in association with a second virtual position in the virtual space. The device also determines a position of the first player in a real space based on an output of a first sensor, moves the first virtual position in accordance with the position of the first player, determines a position of the second player in the real space based on an output of a second sensor, and moves the second virtual position in accordance with the position of the second player. The device produces a game special effect when a distance between the first and second virtual positions is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 11318380
    Abstract: A method for providing a game in which a plurality of missions is presented to a user device each time a certain period has elapsed from a server having a storage unit for storing user information relating to a plurality of users, includes the steps of generating a plurality of different missions for each of the plurality of users based on the user information stored in the storage unit, presenting a list of the generated missions for each of the users on the user device, and presenting an operational element for updating a mission included in the presented list to another mission regardless of the elapse of the period in accordance with the progress of presented missions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kentaro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11318372
    Abstract: A game processing device includes a scene determination portion, a sound recognition portion, a conformity determination portion, and an action controller. The scene determination portion determines whether a scene is an input scene in which sound input information can be input. The sound recognition portion, at an input scene, recognizes sound that is input as the sound input information. The conformity determination portion determines a degree of conformity between (a) the sound input information that is recognized and (b) reference information. The action controller changes an action effect according to the degree of conformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masato Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11318371
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which may include a display unit that displays a virtual space, an operating unit that outputs input operation data associating an input operation of a user with coordinate information, and a storage unit that stores the input operation data and may execute a game where a character moves based on the input operation. The information processing apparatus may retrieve the input operation data from the storage unit, perform control including moving the character in a predetermined direction when the input operation is determined to be a first input operation and when the input operation is determined to be the second input operation, and may determine that the input operation is the second input operation when a distance, in the predetermined direction, between an intermediate point and an end or start point is larger than a distance in the predetermined direction between the start and end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nariaki Wada, Masao Kajikawa
  • Publication number: 20220126204
    Abstract: Provided are a program, a control method, and an information processing apparatus which may provide an improved user interface on which a user may easily and efficiently execute various processes on a game content. The information processing apparatus may be caused to execute a game content specifying step of specifying a selected game content on the basis of first input operation data from an operation unit, a step of retrieving information from a storage unit, a step of specifying a direction from a start point to an end point of a second input operation on the basis of second input operation data from an operation unit, and an execution step of executing one process associated with the direction from the start point to the end point of the second input operation in the information from the storage unit on the selected game content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Junko YAMANOKUCHI, Masato NOZAKI
  • Patent number: 11311798
    Abstract: A game processing apparatus displays an image of virtual space on a display that displays an image by using a sensor for identifying the position and direction of a certain body part of a player and the display. A controller in the game processing apparatus displays the image of the virtual space on the display in accordance with the position and direction of the certain body part of the player, and, when an information providing condition regarding the position and direction of the certain body part of the player is satisfied, outputs to-be-provided information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220118366
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium containing a program, which, when executed by processing circuitry of a terminal device that communicates with a server device, causes the processing circuitry to: execute a game part, the server device being for storing ranking information including a plurality of first points each corresponding to each of a plurality of user groups to each of which one or more users belong, the ranking information also including a rank of each user group determined based on the corresponding first point; in response to an execution result of the game part satisfying a first condition, transmit, to the server device, a request for changing the first point corresponding to a first user group among the user groups to which the user of the terminal device belongs; and receive, from the server device, the ranking information updated based on the first point after being changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20220118356
    Abstract: Provided are a server, a method of controlling a server, and a program that can increase the variations on methods for acquiring an item or the like and enhance interest in a game. Included are receiving, from a user, an item change request for changing first item data; displaying, to the user, a selection screen to display a plurality of options after receiving the item change request; and providing the user with second item data when a selected option on the selection screen is a correct answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takaya MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20220118367
    Abstract: A ranking list display method in a game system, which can easily execute ranking confirmation of a user, who is a ranking confirmation target, such as the user himself/herself, a friend or a rival, is provided. The ranking list display method in a game system includes determining a position in a ranking list of a game of a user who is a ranking confirmation target in relation to a display range of the ranking list which is currently displayed on a terminal, and displaying a pointer, which corresponds to the determined position in the ranking list of the user who is the ranking confirmation target in relation to the display range of the ranking list which is currently displayed on the terminal, within the display range of the ranking list which is currently displayed on the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Maya SAWAMURA, Takuya KAI, Kenji IGUCHI, Yushi TAKAGI, Toshiharu YABE
  • Publication number: 20220122108
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a game program for a game which is played through a network causes a computer to realize a selection receiving function of receiving, from one user, the selection of whether to transmit a message to another user, an extraction function of extracting at least one other user to which the message is transmitted, on the basis of a certain condition, a message transmitting function of transmitting the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function when the selection receiving function receives the selection indicating that the message is transmitted to the other user, and a reward giving function of giving a reward to the one user when the message transmitting function transmits the message to the at least one other user extracted by the extraction function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji INOUE
  • Patent number: 11305189
    Abstract: A program, a game control method, and an information processing apparatus, which are capable of improving operability of a game. A program causing an information processing apparatus to execute a step of causing an object arranged on a field object in a virtual space in which a coordinate system having a first axis and a second axis is set to be displayed on a screen in which a coordinate system having a third axis and a fourth axis is set, a step of detecting first and second positions on the screen while the first user operation is being detected, and a moving step of moving the object according to a first user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Taka, Motoshi Abe, Masaru Ida, Kiyoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11298616
    Abstract: A social game capable of informing a player of the attractiveness of a group fighting event is disclosed herein. A server device comprises: an information storage unit that stores information on the game; and a control unit that executes an arithmetic operation relating to the game and performs processing to display an image of the game at the terminal devices. The information storage unit stores, as a part of the information on the game, information on a fighting event, and the control unit performs processing to, in accordance with an instruction from a player, display the information on the fighting event at a terminal device operated by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Tomoki Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20220096936
    Abstract: An information processing device that progresses a game using a game content associated with a player. In response to receiving an obtaining request, the device selects a subset of game contents, where a portion of the game contents has a same identification information and each of the portion of the game contents has a different validity period. The device obtains a validity period associated with each of the selected game contents. When a first game content associated with the player has the same identification information as a second game content, the device updates, for each game content, a validity period of the first game content based on the validity period of the second game content in the subset of game contents. The device then restricts use of the first game content in the game when the validity period of the first game content lapses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Jun SAITO