Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Why do people play games online?



Why do people play games online? Staffan Schröder started this interesting thread on ixda.org* looking for any research in the field of why people play games or gamble online welcoming any pointers in the right direction.

A visitor named Dan Brown suggested that being the Casual Gaming a growing area of gaming involving puzzles, logic games, word games and so on, looking at this community might be a good idea. Brown's comment included the following references, both of which i never knew before: The Casual Games Association, connecting and educating the casual games industry with conferences, mingles, matchmaking, industry research and a magazine; and the Casual Games SIG (in the above screenshot) a dedicated Wiki serving game developers worldwide who are interested in this accelerating marketplace.

*The IxDA is a member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community. With the help of over 300 members, IxDA provide a forum for the discussion of interaction design issues.

Thanks go to both Steffan and Dan!

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