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Examining Sound Design's Effect On A Player's Wayfinding By Utilizing Musical Intervals
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En studie om ljuddesigns effekt på vägledningen av en spelare genom nyttjandet av musikaliska intervall. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

As games get more complex, they can easily become overwhelming and difficult to navigate in. A way to make navigation and wayfinding in games easier is to add visual aids that help the player find the way, to progress to the next objective of the game. However, visual aids, such as arrows, or highlighted objects, can be distracting and break immersion. In this paper, the topic is how sound can be used to aid and guide a player in a game. More specifically, how using certain musically consonant or dissonant intervals can guide the player. A game prototype was created to examine how the use of musical intervals of varying degrees of consonance and dissonance would affect the participant’s choice of path. The results are analysed, and discussions are made on the results, what the conclusions made can be used for, and on future research in the area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Wayfinding, guiding, intervals, consonance, dissonance
National Category
Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11489OAI: diva2:851536
Subject / course
Media, Aesthetics and Narration
Educational program
Computer Game Development - Sound/Music
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-06 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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