University of Oulu

How usability is visible in video games

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Author: Saari, Marko1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Information Processing Science
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201702231258
Language: English
Published: Oulu : M. Saari, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-02-27
Physical Description: 21 p.
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
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Abstract

As video games have become have become more popular and as popular as music and movies, the need for more video game developers have increased also. But even though there are more people developing video games, there still exists usability issues in video games like also in general computer software. The purpose of the thesis is to find out how usability issues can be seen in video games.

To find out the answer for this research question, research was done as literature review. There already existed a fair amount of literature relating to usability issues of video games. Also the usability issues of computer software were discussed a little bit as video games are similar to computer software. The research on existing literature provided usability issues to be discussed and to find out the answer.

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