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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 74, Issue 16, pp 6323–6329 | Cite as

Automated spatio-temporal analysis techniques for game environment

  • Shin Jin Kang
  • Soo Kyun Kim
Article

Abstract

This paper introduces spatio-temporal analysis techniques for games. Game analytics is emerging field in Business Insight (BI) area. The benefits of adopting game analytics technique in commercial game development can help decision making in game design and quality assurance which are not quantified yet. For last 10 years, researchers in game user research area have proposed the frontier of techniques in game analytic field. Among them, spatio-temporal analysis field is most important for understanding of users in game environments intuitively. In this paper, we summarize four key areas of spatio-temporal analysis: visualization techniques, trajectory analysis, in-house telemetry system, and web-based middlewares in detail.

Keywords

Game analytics Data mining Online game 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (No. 2012R1A1A1012895)

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GamesHongik UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Game EngineeringPaichai UniversityDaejeonSouth Korea

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