Player talk - the functions of communication in multplayer role-playing games

@article{Drachen2008PlayerT,
  title={Player talk - the functions of communication in multplayer role-playing games},
  author={Anders Drachen and Jonas Heide Smith},
  journal={Computers in Entertainment},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={56:1-56:36}
}
Communication is a vital component of multiplayer gameplay, constituting a large part of the total player interaction. This article presents a comprehensive study of the role of interplayer communication during the gaming process in digital and tabletop role-playing game formats. A series of empirical game experiments are presented and the player-based communication analyzed, with the aim of clarifying how format (media of expression) impacts on verbal communication in multiplayer games; as… CONTINUE READING