Utilizing gravity in movement-based games and play

Hamalainen, P, Marshall, J, Kajastila, R, Byrne, R and Mueller, F 2015, 'Utilizing gravity in movement-based games and play', in Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play (CHI PLAY 2015), London, United Kingdom, 3-7 October 2015, pp. 67-77.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Utilizing gravity in movement-based games and play
Author(s) Hamalainen, P
Marshall, J
Kajastila, R
Byrne, R
Mueller, F
Year 2015
Conference name CHI PLAY 2015
Conference location London, United Kingdom
Conference dates 3-7 October 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play (CHI PLAY 2015)
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, United States
Start page 67
End page 77
Total pages 11
Abstract This paper seeks to expand the understanding of gravity as a powerful but underexplored design resource for movement-based games and play. We examine how gravity has been utilized and manipulated in digital, physical, and mixed reality games and sports, considering five central and gravity-related facets of user experience: realism, affect, challenge, movement diversity, and sociality. For each facet, we suggest new directions for expanding the field of movement-based games and play, for example through novel combinations of physical and digital elements. Our primary contribution is a structured articulation of a novel point of view for designing games and interactions for the moving body. Additionally, we point out new research directions, and our conceptual framework can be used as a design tool. We demonstrate this in 1) creating and evaluating a novel gravity-based game mechanic, and 2) analyzing an existing movement-based game and suggesting future improvements.
Subjects Computer-Human Interaction
Keyword(s) Gravity
movement-based games
exertion games
game design
bodily interaction
DOI - identifier 10.1145/2793107.2793110
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ISBN 9781450334662
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