An investigation into perception-altering lighting concepts for supporting game designers in setting certain atmospheres within a videogame environment

H.J. Nieuwdorp, M. Beresford, J.V. Khan

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Abstract

Lighting in video games is used to set moods and atmosphere, or can serve as a gameplay tool. This paper examines the effects lighting concepts can have on a virtual game environment on the players’ navigation within the game. Previously known lighting concepts were tested in a virtual environment to determine if they have a similar effect on the perception of the presented virtual space as they do in real life, as well as the effect they have on the navigational behavior of players. In a game-experiment with 50 male participants we show that the previously known lighting concepts apply to the virtual environment in a similar manner as they do in real life, although the effects on the navigational behavior of the participants remain inconclusive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conference, AmI 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 11-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers
EditorsE. Aarts, B. de Ruyter, P. Markopoulos, E. van Loenen, R. Wichert, B. Schouten
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages125-139
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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NameLNCS
Volume8850

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Nieuwdorp, H. J., Beresford, M., & Khan, J. V. (2014). An investigation into perception-altering lighting concepts for supporting game designers in setting certain atmospheres within a videogame environment. In E. Aarts, B. de Ruyter, P. Markopoulos, E. van Loenen, R. Wichert, & B. Schouten (Eds.), Ambient Intelligence: European Conference, AmI 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 11-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers (pp. 125-139). (LNCS; Vol. 8850). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14112-1_11