Mapping real-time game experience using behavioral indicators

W.M. Hoogen, van den, W.A. IJsselsteijn, Y.A.W. Kort, de

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Games are not fixed experiences, instead they change during playing and the experience is dependent on people's expectations as well as their achievements. In order to reach their goals people act and react, both providing a basis for measuring people's real-time experience during game play. Taking a wide perspective on the game experience in our studies we aim to link behavioural indicators (including postural data, and force measurements) to several game experience dimensions, most notably frustration, flow, and boredom. In our studies we place these measures side by side to self report measures of the game experience after the game has been played, and physiological measures, tapping how in-game and after-game experiences are linked. In a recent experiment we had participants play several levels of a FPS of which the level of difficulty was manipulated. The relationship between level of difficulty, posture and force exerted on interface devices will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 58th Annual ICA Conference : Communicating for Social Impact, May 22-26-2008
Place of PublicationMontreal, Canada
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; ICA 2008; 2008-05-22; 2008-05-26 -
Duration: 22 May 200826 May 2008


Conferenceconference; ICA 2008; 2008-05-22; 2008-05-26
OtherICA 2008


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