Investigating the Effect of Scaffolding in Modern Game Design

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Nowadays, game developers are much more focused on providing players with short-term rewards for overcoming challenges than they have been previously. This has resulted in a lot of games having more scaffolding to teach the players what to do, so they don’t quit the games in frustration of not knowing what to do.

This paper investigates the effects that scaffolding in games has on players’ experience of a game. To this end, a custom game was designed and implemented that contained a number of different scenarios with different types of scaffolding. This was used to conduct an experiment on 18 participants, measuring their experience with the scenarios they were tasked with completing. It turned out that participants overall found the scenarios with subtler scaffolding more interesting than the ones with text based scaffolding or no scaffolding at all. Additionally, they felt better about completing the scenarios that did not make use of scaffolding.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016 and First International Conference, DLI 2016
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-55833-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-55834-9
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed5th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation - Esbjerg, Danmark
Varighed: 2 maj 20163 maj 2016

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Konference5th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation
LandDanmark
ByEsbjerg
Periode02/05/201603/05/2016
NavnLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Vol/bind196
ISSN1867-8211

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Jensen, K. H., & Kraus, M. (2017). Investigating the Effect of Scaffolding in Modern Game Design. I Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016 and First International Conference, DLI 2016 Springer. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Bind. 196 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_19
Jensen, Kasper Halkjær ; Kraus, Martin. / Investigating the Effect of Scaffolding in Modern Game Design. Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016 and First International Conference, DLI 2016. Springer, 2017. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Bind 196).
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Investigating the Effect of Scaffolding in Modern Game Design. / Jensen, Kasper Halkjær; Kraus, Martin.

Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016 and First International Conference, DLI 2016. Springer, 2017. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Bind 196).

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Jensen KH, Kraus M. Investigating the Effect of Scaffolding in Modern Game Design. I Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 5th International Conference, ArtsIT 2016 and First International Conference, DLI 2016. Springer. 2017. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Bind 196). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_19