Social interactions in game jams: A jammer recommender tool

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Abstract

In game jams, the jammer constellations and teams are essential elements for successful and engaging game jams and game jam outcomes. In this paper, we discuss and analyze group forming behavior in jam environments but also look at jammers who want to prefer to jam by themselves. In jam environments, especially the group forming task at the beginning of every game jam is essential for the success of the event and the outcomes. However, it is also one of the most challenging tasks. For this paper, we analyzed the data of the Global Game Jams between 2015-2018 with a focus on the formed groups as well as the linked Github profiles. Based on first results, we build an early prototype for recommending groups for the Global Game Jam automatically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2019
EditorsFoaad Khosmood, Johanna Pirker, Thomas Apperley, Sebastian Deterding
PublisherAssociation of Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2019
Event14th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2019 - San Luis Obispo, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, FDG 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Luis Obispo
Period26/08/1930/08/19

Keywords

  • Game development
  • Game jam
  • Github
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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