The Role of Players in Game Design : A Methodological Perspective

  title={The Role of Players in Game Design : A Methodological Perspective},
  author={Olli Sotamaa and Laura Ermi and Anu J{\"a}ppinen and Tero Laukkanen and Frans M{\"a}yr{\"a} and Jani Nummela},
In order to understand what a game is and how to design good games, we need to understand the players as well as the act and the experience of playing. However, the players are not typically very much involved in game design processes, especially in their early stages. To develop and evaluate methods of player research and ways to integrate them into game design processes, we conducted a study with self-documentation sets. To bring playful elements into design of games the tasks were presented… CONTINUE READING

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