The Science of Games

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00 to 18:00
Studio 2

Help us figure out why people play games

Walk-in sessions 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm

Mary Flanagan and Tiltfactor Laboratory are here to offer visitors to GAME [aged 18 and older] the opportunity to participate in an actual game research study here at Science Gallery. Participants who sign up will have the chance to play a Tiltfactor-designed game before providing their feedback on a post-game assessment questionnaire.

Each study session will last less than one hour, including a thorough debriefing at the end of the session that will give participants the chance to engage in a dialogue with a Tiltfactor researcher about their game design and research methodologies, the psychological principles that helped inform the creation of the game, and the general effectiveness of games at creating significant personal and social change. In addition to conducting the formal game study, members of the Tiltfactor team will also be running on-site game design workshops and offering informal demonstrations of a number of games designed by the lab.