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Title: Influence of Cooperative Game Design Patterns for Remote Play on Player Experience
Authors: Beznosyk, Anastasiia
Quax, Peter
Coninx, Karin
Lamotte, Wim
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction, p. 11-19
Abstract: The collaborative nature of many modern multiplayer games raises a lot of questions in cooperative game design. We address one of them in this paper by analyzing cooperative game patterns in remote gameplay in order to define benefits and drawbacks for each one. With the help of a user experiment, we analyzed player experience in a set of existing cooperative patterns for games played remotely without communication. By comparing patterns, supporting closely- and looselycoupled collaboration, we discovered that the first type provided a more enjoyable experience but introduced additional challenges in case of a lack of communication. By analyzing patterns for both closely- and loosely-coupled interaction, we determined the most beneficial pattern within each type. We concluded with the results of a pattern comparison in colocated and remote setups.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13935
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1496-1
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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