Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Mission Statement The application “War of the roses” is a game which is easy to learn but hard to master. It is ported to the iPhone from the classic 2-player board game “War of the roses” or in German “Rosenkönig”. It has an interesting historical background: The “wars of the roses” were a series of dynastic civil wars in the middle ages for the throne of England between the houses Lancaster (red) and York (white).
This is transferred to the game by setting the goal for every player to occupy as many fields of the board as possible. This is done by playing a card (which tells the player how many steps he can go into a determined direction) and placing a token on the target field. The tokens are red and white roses. The game ends if none of the players can make a move and/or all tokens have been played. The player who has the highest score wins. The score is calculated by squaring the connected tokens.

Our Client

USM was founded in 1994. Since then it has occupied a lead market position in the content-related CD-ROM product sector. The company's objective is to offer high-quality, innovative, user-friendly software from all fields of knowledge, for all ages. On this account USM has won numerous awards like the Milia D’Or, Emma, Giga Maus, Tommi and the Serious Games Award over the years.
Famous publications are “Settlers of Catan” in the game field and in the audio field “The three investigators” and “Pumuckl”.

Today USM combines several famous brand names like NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, P.M., COMPUTERBILD, CINEMA and many more.

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Fredrik Eriksson


Christina Kolb


Stefano Parmesan


Daniel Richter


Alexander Waldmann



Coach: Marie-Lena Eckert


Instructor: Dennis Pagano



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