Conference Proceedings

Dynamically Exposing Gaze to Foster Playful Experiences in Multiplayer Gameplay

J Newn, E VELLOSO, M Carter, F Vetere

Proceedings of the CHI Play 2016 Designing for Emotional Complexity in Games Workshop | ACM | Published : 2016

Abstract

In this paper, we propose the use of 'visible gaze' for multiplayer gameplay to foster new playful experiences. Our eyes convey rich non-verbal communication, such as social cues, intention and emotions. In co-located gameplay, players monitor each other's gaze in search for clues through from non-verbal cues. By making the invisible visible, we can uncover new game dynamics that leads to new kinds of emotions experience beyond the dichotomy of positive/negative. The results from this project will allow us to design new kinds of emotional experiences for augmented traditional games as well as conventional multiplayer video games.