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1. (WO2014194184) FORWARDING VIRTUAL EVENT NOTIFICATIONS TO A USER DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/194184    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/040206
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sat May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: H04L 12/58
H04W 88/14
Applicants: KABAM, INC.
WAKEFORD, Kent
HARRINGTON, Clifford, J.
Inventors: WAKEFORD, Kent
HARRINGTON, Clifford, J.
Title: FORWARDING VIRTUAL EVENT NOTIFICATIONS TO A USER DEVICE
Abstract:
Notifications of events that take place within a virtual space and/or information related to the notifications may be transmitted from a server which hosts an instance of the virtual space to the presentation control device via which users may interact with the virtual space. Based on the received notifications and/or the information related to those notifications, the presentation control device may transmit external notifications to one or more user devices that are within the vicinity of the presentation control device. The external notifications may be sent, for example, via email, text message, instant message external from the virtual space, push notification and/or through other external communication media. Determining a particular user device to which the presentation control device should transmit the event notification may depend on whether the user device is located within the vicinity of the presentation control device, a predefined association between a user and the user device, and/or whether the user is present at the user device.