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Multiplayer Functionality In HRTF (Head-Related Transfer Function) Audio Games To Increase Players' Interest
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Human-Computer Interaction.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mainstream video games retain players' interest with dynamic updates of graphics such as game characters, levels, themes and other game inventory items. For visually impaired players, updates in graphics for player retention are not very efficient. Video games for people with serious visual impairment rely heavily on audio. The players are presented with either frequent audio instructions or 3D audio to be able to roughly judge the state of the game. In both cases, the players could either overwhelmed by frequent audio instructions or might lose interest in the game after some time. A possible reason could be that there are limited ways to evolve these games to keep the players interested as compared to games developed for sighted players. Multiplayer functionality can potentially bring a continuous stream of challenges and competitive situations in games. The research question investigated in this thesis focuses on whether the addition of multiplayer functionality in 3D audio game will increase the level of player interest. The hypothesis was evaluated by performing an experiment. The results of the study showed that multiplayer functionality can significantly increase the level of player interest and enjoyment in 3D audio based game for people with serious visual impairment.

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2022. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Game, 3D audio, Player Interest, HRTF audio, Visual Impairment
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Human Aspects of ICT
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-478972OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-478972DiVA, id: diva2:1677293
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Human-Computer Interaction
Educational program
Master Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2022-06-29 Created: 2022-06-27 Last updated: 2022-06-29Bibliographically approved

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