Player Experience Evaluation: a Brief Panorama of Instruments and Research Opportunities
Keywords:User Experience, Player Experience, UX evaluation, Games, Evaluation methods
The influences, metrics, and applications of User Experience (UX) have been investigated in various contexts and is acknowledged as a driving force to promote game development choices. Recently, there has been a growing interest and need to explore the experience in the context of digital games, which require particular forms ofPlayer Experience (PX) components due to their interaction. These particularities of digital games bring some specific models, characteristics and evaluation methods based on this field. Therefore, both industry professionals and researchers must make informed choices when planning these assessments. This research aims to provide a brief panorama on how PX have been evaluated, and discuss its related concepts, based on the analysis 58 PX evaluation instruments. The data analysis provides a glance on the directions the research on PX evaluation is taking and indicates future research opportunities.
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