Economic Research on MMORPGS: A Quick Overview

In the past few years university-based researchers have published a substantial amount of explorative work on MMORPG economies – the most complex virtual economic system that exists in games. In this post we take a quick look at some of the interesting research papers from the hallowed halls of academia and beyond. Virtual economies are…

Visualizing Dynamic Behavior Flow

One of the most important challenges in game analytics is to take the power of quantitative analysis and place it into the hands of everyone, not just trained analysts. In this post we describe the process of developing a method for generating behavioral profiles of player, and visualize how they over time migrate between these…

Opening the Black Box

In March I had the pleasure of giving a presentation on game analytics and game user research at the Game User Research Summit in connection with GDC in San Francisco. The talk was mostly an introduction to game analytics and a call for more communication about methods and techniques. The presentation is now online at…