The Motivational Power of Game Communities - Engaged through Game Jamming

Lars Reng, Henrik Schoenau-Fog, Lise B. Kofoed

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Abstrakt

Game jams have become a rapid growing phenomenon. Every year brings new and larger game jams. In this study, we closely followed the world’s largest single location game jam in order to explore the engagement among participants. The authors joined the organizing group of the Nordic Game Jam 2013, and gained a favorable opportunity to observe the 470 game developers efforts during the 48 hours of non-stop development. The paper presents the results of two surveys conducted just before and after the event as well as observations during the game jam. The main motivational factors among participants were to develop games and to meet new people. We believe that the community building as well as the motivation and engagement due to social aspects and the desire to learn more about game development among participants at such events might have beneficial ripple effects, which are valuable to investigate more closely.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelWorkshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games : Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games
ForlagFoundations of Digital Games
Publikationsdato25 jun. 2013
ISBN (Trykt)ISBN 78-0-9913982-1-8
StatusUdgivet - 25 jun. 2013
BegivenhedFoundations of Digital Games: The 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games - Crete, Chania, Grækenland
Varighed: 14 maj 201317 maj 2013

Konference

KonferenceFoundations of Digital Games
LokationCrete
LandGrækenland
ByChania
Periode14/05/201317/05/2013
NavnFoundations of Digital Games Conference Proceedings

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