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Design space of networked exertion games demonstrated by a three-way physical game based on Table Tennis

F Mueller, M Gibbs, F Vetere, S Agamanolis

Computers in Entertainment | Published : 2008


Physical leisure games can be beneficial to physical as well as mental health and offer a means to connect with others socially. However, players have to be in the same physical location to play. Recent trends in the gaming industry and research labs have started to embrace exertion games: physical games that are expected to be exhausting because they require intense physical effort. However, there is still a lack of a design space that can guide in evaluating such exertion games, help designers in creating future games by maximizing their potential, and inspire new directions in this domain. We present such a design space for exertion games, based on the characteristics of traditional physi..

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