Want to do a PhD in Game Analytics?

Game Analytics as a professional discipline is focused on collecting and analyzing data towards enabling us to make decisions based on data in game development. The goal is to support us in making decisions about the production of games, the design of games, how to best serve our players, improve the user experience, decide between…

Playing with Friends in Destiny

Social connections are important to the experience of many online games, and this is also the case in Destiny. We wanted to understand the value of social relationships in Destiny specifically to competitive play, and towards this analyzed close to one million Crucible matches across 3.5 million players. We found that strong social relationships are…

Game Analytics Workshop: Call For Contributions

GAME ANALYTICS WORKSHOP: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS The first Game Analytics Workshop will be held in conjunction with AIIDE 2016 in San Francisco, California, October 8th. Workshop website: https://aiideanalytics2016.wordpress.com/ The analysis of player behavior is an old stable in the design, development and research of games and the people who play them, but in recent years the…

Esports Analytics

Esports is computer games played in a competitive environment. As for any other type of sports competition, players and teams seek to improve their behavior to optimize their results. Thus, esports analytics is a new area identifying successful strategies and evaluating game play for computer games. Besides helping the players, esports analytics is also directed…

Player Profiling – with reading list

Reading list: see below. Report on behavioral profiling: accessible via emailing me (see contact pane) Slides from the IE Gaming Analytics Summit 2016: here. The game industry is facing a surge of data, which results from increasingly available highly detailed information about the behavior of software and software users. The data can come from a variety…

Game Analytics Events

In the past few years there have been a number of events that have targeted Game Analytics specifically as a professional domain, including conferences in San Francisco and London, e.g. the Game Analytics Forum (GABI). London has also been the host of a series of events courtesy of local companies. On the academic front we…