How to save games!

The need for good usability when saving games is obvious – players want to know that their data is safe. Unlike the actual gameplay, which requires user experience evaluation, saving a game is a short, goal focused task. However it is still a fundamental aspect of gaming, and can have a huge impact on a […]

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What is Games User Research?

I recently wrote a short introduction to Games User Research for PaulOlyslager.com. The article covers topics including why user research is important to games, what are the differences between games and traditional UX research and some common techniques used in games user research. It also includes some links to more information about games user research. […]

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How to break into Games User Research

I’ve been working as a full time games user researcher since last year, and have often been asked “how did you get your job?”  Games user research is a relatively niche, yet emerging, field, and there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved without having years of experience in the games industry.  In this […]

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Games User Research Review of 2011

2011 was a great year for games user research, not only for the industry as a whole and for me personally, having completed my Masters and moved on to a full time GUR job. At the start of 2011, I made some predictions on what would be big in games user research over last year. […]

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