Steering Gameplay Behavior in the Interactive Tag Playground

Robertus Wilhelmus van Delden, Alejandro Manuel Moreno Celleri, Ronald Walter Poppe, Dennis Reidsma, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    This paper deals with steering player behavior in the Interactive Tag Playground (ITP). The ITP, an ambient environment instrumented with contact-free sensor technology and ambient display capabilities, enhances the traditional game of tag by determining when a valid tag has been made and visualising the current tagger. We present three modifications of the ITP that aim to steer the gameplay actions of the players. The modifications are intended to influence who will be chased next by the tagger; to make good players easier to tag and less skilled players harder to tag; and to influence the locations visited by the players. We report on a user study showing that two of the three modifications have a significant effect on the behavior of players in the ITP and discuss opportunities for future research that follow from his study.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2014, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsEmile Aarts, Boris de Ruyter, Panos Markopoulos, Evert van Loenen, Reiner Wichert, Ben Schouten, Jacques Terken, Rob van Kranenburg, Elke den Ouden, Gregory O'Hare
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14111-4
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2014
    EventEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 11 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2014
    Other11-13 November 2014


    • EWI-25634
    • game play
    • Tag
    • balancing
    • steering
    • IR-94302
    • Adaptive
    • Ambient Intelligence
    • ITP
    • Interactive Tag Playground
    • Interactive playground
    • METIS-309853
    • steering behavior

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