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Tutorialistic Gameplay: A comparison to restrictive explicit tutorials in a hard fun game of emergence
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report investigates if tutorials are necessary in a hard fun game of emergence with tutorialistic gameplay. This is done by comparing the performances of players who have and have not played a tutorial. The study is based on research of the classification of different kinds of games as well as research regarding the effect of tutorials on player experience. The terms tutorialistic gameplay and restrictive tutorials are introduced and defined. The method used for data collection was a game that automatically recorded performance data at one minute intervals. This performance data was then compiled and analysed to answer the research question: How does learning through tutorialistic gameplay affect player performance innormal gameplay compared to learning through restrictive tutorials in a hard fun game of emergence? Not enough results were received to answer the question, but they show examples of learning through tutorialistic gameplay having both positive and negative effects.

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2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
tutorials, games, hard fun, tutorialistic gameplay, game of emergence
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Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9599DiVA: diva2:730059
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Computer Science
Educational program
Computer Game Development - Design
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Available from: 2014-08-11 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-08-11Bibliographically approved

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