Assessing Player Interaction Experiences Based on Playability

Document Type



Social Sciences

Publication Date


Course Date

Spring 2020

Course Number

Hon 250

Course Title

Honors Seminar II


Nowadays, video games are the most economically profitable entertainment industry. The nature of their design means that user experience factors make design and/or evaluation difficult using traditional methods commonly used in interactive systems. It is therefore necessary to know how to apply Playability in order to design, analyse, optimise and adapt it to a player’s preferences. In this paper, a strong relationship between user experience (UX) and playability is introduced and justified, a characterisation of player experience (PX) is presented based on playability, and a practical method for player experience assessment is described by using the “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” video game to be a. The results offers a mechanism for the evaluation (validation and verification) of the quality of the experience and interaction process and acts as a complementary alternative to the traditional tests performed by the video game industry professionals during the Quality Assurance Process (QA Process) to help to share results, reports and have a global point of view to analyse the final game experience.


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