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Ohrankämmen, Jaakko; Alavesa, Paula; Arhippainen, Leena (2021) Approaching collaborative flow in collaborative gaming, a survey study. In: Sergey Balandin, Juha Röning, Tatiana Shatalova (Eds.) Proceedings of Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, vol. 30, 2021 30th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, 2021 Oulu Finland, 27-29 October 2021, (pp. 148-154). https://www.fruct.org/publications/fruct30/files/Ohr.pdf

Approaching collaborative flow in collaborative gaming, a survey study

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Author: Ohrankämmen, Jaakko1; Alavesa, Paula1; Arhippainen, Leena1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202201249986
Language: English
Published: FRUCT, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-24
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Abstract

Flow is an aspect of player experience that has been often targeted in game studies. Still, similar to presence it can be ambiguous and difficult to quantify. In this study, we approach the concept of flow in cooperative gaming and frame the target of this study as ”collaborative flow”. Team-play and Flow relevant aspects of player experience, Flow, Co-presence, Sensory Immersion, Imaginative Immersion, Behavioral involvement, Social Presence, and Engagement, were mapped in an online survey with 75 participants. We noticed small significant differences between semi-professional gamers and hobbyists in some flow related aspects of player experience. In addition, weekly gaming time influenced the results. In this study we used existing validated questionnaires and can only state that better metrics and definitions for this aspect of player experience are needed for future research.

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Series: Proceedings of Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT
ISSN: 2305-7254
ISSN-E: 2343-0737
ISSN-L: 2305-7254
Volume: 30
Pages: 148 - 154
Host publication: 2021 30th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, 2021 Oulu Finland, 27-29 October 2021
Host publication editor: Balandin, Sergey
Röning, Juha
Shatalova, Tatiana
Conference: Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Funding: The second author has, during this research, received funding from Business Finland funded project Reboot Finland IoT Factory 33/31/2018, supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2021 Open Innovations Association FRUCT, 2021. License CC BY-ND.
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