Exploring severity of gameplay issues from players' perspective

Nour Halabi, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Lena Uszkoreit, Günter Wallner

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Abstract

Understanding how different players experience gameplay is of vital importance in game development to ensure that the games are enjoyable and rewarding for a diverse audience. Since each user research method has its own strengths and weaknesses, one of the key questions for user researchers is to determine which methods to use in their study design. In this paper we studied the severity of first-person shooter game issues identified using Electrodermal activity based biometrics in comparison to observation and in relation to the type of issues. Our results provide an understanding and a supporting argument about the importance of severity from a player's perspective. This incremental work provides an important contribution to the Games User Research field by aiding data-driven decision making during the game evaluation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages108-113
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375870
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2 Nov 20204 Nov 2020

Conference

Conference7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020
CountryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/11/204/11/20

Keywords

  • Games user research
  • Methods
  • Severity

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