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Escape from the Dark Jungle: A 3D Audio Game for Emotion Regulation

  • Jiangtao Gong
  • Yin Shi
  • Jue Wang
  • Danqing Shi
  • Yingqing Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10910)

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a new 3D-sound-based VR game named Escape from Dark Jungle, with the design goal of regulating players’ emotion. Our game design is based on the “Stimulus - Response” theory of behavioral method, implemented using Low-cost, real-time 3D audio technologies. We conducted an extensive user study to evaluate the game’s effectiveness on emotion regulation. The results show that this game achieves this goal by effectively making players more positive or negative, excite or calm.

Keywords

Emotion regulation Game design Emotion measurement Stimulus response theory 3D sound Virtual reality 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank all the 150 subjects taking part in our experiment. This work is supported by National Key research and development Program (2016YFB1001402).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Art and DesignTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Megvii Inc.SeattleUSA

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