This paper provides insights on promoting social interaction between the players in a multiplayer game. We present two case studies that investigated multiplayer games with different kind of user interfaces. The first case study concentrated on movement control of the players during a game in an intelligent environment with a shared display. The latter examined the usage of a shared display in a multiplayer mobile game controlled with mobile phones. In the light of the results of these two case studies we discuss different factors that need to be taken into account when designing multiplayer games with the emphasis on social interaction.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, ENACTIVE/05 - Genoa, Italy|
Duration: 17 Nov 2005 → 18 Nov 2005
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, ENACTIVE/05|
|Period||17/11/05 → 18/11/05|
- user interfaces
- multi-player games
- intelligent environment
- nomadic media
Leikas, J., & Strömberg, H. (2005). Novel user interfaces for promoting social interaction in multiplayer games. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, ENACTIVE/05, Genoa, Italy.