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Emotions in Games

Digital games evoke many different emotions in players. In the literature, emotions are often considered a key component of player experience. So far, research on player experience has focused on the influence of positive emotions on positive experiences, and studies addressing negative emotions are scars. We explore how and when negative and mixed – that is, feeling positive and negative emotions at the same time – emotions may lead to positive player experience. Doing so, we contribute to a more nuanced understanding of emotional spectrum digital games may evoke.

Publikationen:

(Bopp, 2016)

(Bopp, Mekler, & Opwis, 2016)

(Bopp, Opwis, & Mekler, 2018)

(Endress, 2016)

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Publications

Conference Proceedings

2018
  • Bopp, J. A., Opwis, K., & Mekler, E. D. (2018). “An Odd Kind of Pleasure”: Differentiating Emotional Challenge in Digital Games. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 41:1–41:12). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173615
2016
  • Bopp, J. A. (2016). Crying Games: Let Players Break into Tears. In CHI PLAY 2016 Workshop: Designing for Emotional Complexity in Games: The Interplay of Positive and Negative Affect. Retrieved from https://emco2016.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/bopp-2016-let-players-break-into-tears.pdf
  • Bopp, J. A., Mekler, E. D., & Opwis, K. (2016). Negative Emotion, Positive Experience? Emotionally Moving Moments in Digital Games. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. 2996–3006). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858227 Honorable Mention (top 5%)
  • Endress, S. I. (2016). Braving the Emotional Challenge of Frightening Game Experiences. In CHI PLAY 2016 Workshop: Designing for Emotional Complexity in Games: The Interplay of Positive and Negative Affect. Retrieved from https://emco2016.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/endress-2016-braving-the-emotional-challenge-of-frighting-game-experiences.pdf