7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

Research Article

Augmenting Traditional Playground Games to Enhance Game Experience

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259399,
        author={Alejandro Moreno and Robby van Delden and Ronald Poppe and Dennis Reidsma and Dirk Heylen},
        title={Augmenting Traditional Playground Games to Enhance Game Experience},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={interactive playgrounds interactive tag ambient entertainment;},
        doi={10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259399}
    }
    
  • Alejandro Moreno
    Robby van Delden
    Ronald Poppe
    Dennis Reidsma
    Dirk Heylen
    Year: 2015
    Augmenting Traditional Playground Games to Enhance Game Experience
    INTETAIN
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259399
Alejandro Moreno1,*, Robby van Delden1, Ronald Poppe2, Dennis Reidsma1, Dirk Heylen1
  • 1: University of Twente
  • 2: Utrecht University
*Contact email: a.m.morenocelleri@utwente.nl

Abstract

Technology can provide engaging game experiences. However, it can also decrease the exhibition of essential play behavior such as social interaction and physical activity. In this paper, we discuss how the Interactive Tag Playground (ITP) can enhance the traditional tag game experience by making it more enjoyable and immersive without sacrificing social and physically active behavior. Additionally, we also show it can double as a research tool to analyze player behavior using data obtained in-game. These conclusions are derived from a user study and behavior analysis of participants playing traditional and interactive tag game sessions. The findings lead us to believe that the ITP can provide an engaging tag experience while facilitating the analysis of player behavior and promoting key aspects of play.