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The Games We Play
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The Games We Play

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Which games does the international community rate? Which countries vote like each other? Using data from the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards' open nominations, this presentation uses social …

Which games does the international community rate? Which countries vote like each other? Using data from the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards' open nominations, this presentation uses social network analysis to describe the international community of games preferences. Presented at the Women in Games Conference (http://womeningames.com), in Newport Wales: 21 April 2007.

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  • 1. T he Games We Play Aleks Krotoski Women in Games Conference Newport, Wales Twenty-First April Two-thousand Seven
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  • 3. Sixty-six Percent of respondents were from the USA Eleven percent were from the UK. Ten percent were from Canada, Three percent were from Finland One percent was from Japan Less than One percent were from Nineteen other countries
  • 4. B y simply adding up the numbers, the winner was what you saw on the tin…
  • 5.  
  • 6. B ut what were the most popular games nominated by ALL of the countries who voted?
  • 7. B est Game
  • 8. <ul><li>The most countries voted for… Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gears of War Company of Heroes Guitar Hero Two </li></ul><ul><li>The numbers Gears of War Okami Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii Sports </li></ul>
  • 9. G ame design
  • 10. <ul><li>The most countries voted for… Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Dead Rising DEFCON: Everybody Dies LocoRoco Company of Heroes Gears of War </li></ul><ul><li>The numbers Wii Sports Bully Okami Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Viva Pinata </li></ul>
  • 11. V isual Arts
  • 12. <ul><li>The most countries voted for… Gears of War Okami Final Fantasy XII Viva Pinata Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess </li></ul><ul><li>Nominations Gears of War Final Fantasy XII Okami Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Viva Pinata </li></ul>
  • 13. W ho votes like who? Visual Arts
  • 14.  
  • 15. <ul><li>Six common votes: USA and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Five common votes: USA and Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eighty-three percent of Japan’s total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interesting note </li></ul><ul><li>One hundred percent of Germany’s votes were also USA </li></ul>
  • 16. W ho votes like who? Best Game
  • 17. One hundred percent of Switzerland’s votes were also voted for by USA Eighty percent of Germany’s votes were also voted by France
  • 18. <ul><li>Ten common votes: USA and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Nine common votes: USA and UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twenty-one percent of the UK’s total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eight common votes: UK and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting notes </li></ul><ul><li>Sixty percent of Germany’s votes were also USA </li></ul><ul><li>Fifty percent of Japan’s votes were also USA </li></ul>
  • 19. W ho votes like who? Game Design
  • 20. Sixty-seven percent of Japan’s votes were also voted for by Finland UK and The Netherlands share votes for two games
  • 21. <ul><li>Nine common votes: USA and Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forty-five percent of Canada’s total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Five common votes: USA and UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twenty-one percent of the UK’s total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interesting notes </li></ul><ul><li>One hundred percent of the Netherlands' total votes were also USA </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty-nine percent of Finland's votes were also USA </li></ul>
  • 22. A leks Krotoski www.toastkid.com

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