The Thing about gaming experience
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Despite the increasing popularity in the academic and practical fields of digital gaming, little has been explored and documented about gaming experience, especially firsthand account. This study uses Bruno Latour’s concept of the Thing while investigating digital gaming experience from frequent gamers’ standpoint using focus groups methodology. Additionally in-depth interviews were conducted with developers in order to gain a business perspective on the status of digital games development with regard to gamers. From the findings, Reality, Game, and Player were identified as agencies and their associations with the experiences of the gamers were gathered in making the Thing about gaming experience a matter of concern providing new meanings and further understandings of the abstract sets of experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, UMNAD, 939
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73161OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73161DiVA: diva2:630011
Master's Programme in Computing Science