Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753424
Title: Investigating narrative in mobile games for seniors
Authors: Chu Yew Yee, S.L.
Duh, H.B.-L. 
Quek, F.
Keywords: elderly
enjoyment
mobile games
narrative structure
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Chu Yew Yee, S.L.,Duh, H.B.-L.,Quek, F. (2010). Investigating narrative in mobile games for seniors. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2 : 669-672. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753424
Abstract: Narratives are an intimate part of our lives. Based on beha-vioral research suggesting that older adults tend to process text better at discourse level, this study investigates the im-pact of narrative structure on the enjoyment level of older game players. Two variations of a casual memory mobile game were built, one with a narrative and the other one without. Nineteen senior citizens, differentiated according to their play orientation, play-tested the games. Results show that embedding narratives in mobile games enhances the play experience of older adults, irrespective of their play style. This may have implications both for game developers and for seniors' acceptance of casual games. © 2010 ACM.
Source Title: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/70668
ISBN: 9781605589299
DOI: 10.1145/1753326.1753424
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