Research Themes

The specific purpose of the Partnership is to explore interactions and synergies between existing, on-going and future research, integrating this work so that we may significantly advance knowledge. Our emphasis in these Themes is twofold: 1) the influence of various parameters ON the player’s experience and 2) the influence and impact OF the player’s experience. As is clearly evident, there is significant overlap between Themes. This is intentional, and will help to facilitate collaboration among researchers and integration of research findings (Fig 1.).

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Fig.1 Research themes

Interactions and Gameplay Mechanics

The role of interactive devices and arrangement/structure in the gameplay experience.

NARRATIVE & DIALOGUE IN GAMES

Storytelling & conversation promote engagement in the virtual worlds of games.

MULTIMODALITY IN THE GAME

How perception and cognition affect the game experience and game design.

Serious Games and Game-Based Learning

Game technologies to improve the exchange and understanding of knowledge.

GAMES THAT CHANGE BEHAVIOUR

Game experiences that affect and shape behaviour.

CULTURAL & SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

The effects of games on our global networked society.