Introducing PlaNet: a tool for visualizing player communities

Guenter Wallner, Simone Kriglstein

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Abstract

Online gaming has taken on an indispensable role in popular culture and with it interest in understanding all types of player communities - be it directly within or around a game - shifted into the focus of attention of game developers. While research on player networks has proliferated, visualization of these communities and networks has received little consideration. In this paper we introduce PlaNet, a tool specifically targeted toward visualizing Player Networks. We reflect on the present state of development and utilize a social network derived from data from the matchmaking website the 100.io to demonstrate its current visualization capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2018
EditorsSebastian Deterding, Mitu Khandaker, Sebastian Risi, Jose Font, Steve Dahlskog, Christoph Salge, Carl Magnus Olsson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6571-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2018 - Malmo, Sweden
Duration: 7 Aug 201810 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2018
CountrySweden
CityMalmo
Period7/08/1810/08/18

Keywords

  • Player communities
  • Social networks
  • Visualization

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    Wallner, G., & Kriglstein, S. (2018). Introducing PlaNet: a tool for visualizing player communities. In S. Deterding, M. Khandaker, S. Risi, J. Font, S. Dahlskog, C. Salge, & C. M. Olsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2018 [42] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3235765.3235808