Faculty Advisor

Finkel, David

Abstract

In this project, we sought a better understanding of gamers and what influences game popularity. Using GamerDNA's database, we searched for relevant trends and analyzed player activity. Our results demonstrate that game ranking sites don't influence the popularity of games. Downloadable content influences the longevity of games; when it adds enough new features or has a good price point. Lastly, some gamers will play games just for achievements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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