Play a ResearchGame!

Here are links to publicly available ResearchGames that I have made with my team at my company Research Through Gaming for the academic study IMPRINTS Futures. So strap yourself in and play one of these ResearchGame to get first-hand experience as a 'playspondent'! If you've not got time to play these ResearchGames just now, you can always watch the trailers to get an idea of what they're about.

Read Me First

The availability of these ResearchGames is NOT for commercial gain or use. Accessing these ResearchGames through this page is for educational use and made available here to give examples of what a ResearchGame looks and feels like to play. The trailers added here were originally made as commercial marketing material for Research Through Gaming Ltd. If you do not wish to watch any material which is intended as marketing, please do not watch the trailers. However, if you're strapped for time, these trailers are a useful way of understanding the narrative of these ResearchGames while seeing graphical content which can be used as inspiration. Please note the audio used in both the trailers is not the same audio used in the ResearchGames. If you are in a room where you cannot play music and sound effects, please MUTE your computer as these ResearchGames and the ResearchGame trailers contain audio. These ResearchGames were created to be played by adults aged 18+. If you are NOT aged 18 or over please ask a parent or guardian for permission before playing these ResearchGames.<br>Please do not ask to view additional ResearchGames developed by Research Through Gaming Ltd as it will not be possible to share further ResearchGames or ResearchGame trailers, as additional ResearchGames made by Research Through Gaming are for commercial clients who have not provided us with permission to make the ResearchGames publicly available.

TESSA Undercover Agents

Become an Undercover Agent working for TESSA, The Elite Secret Service Agency. TESSA Undercover Agents was originally made for IMPRINTS Futures in 2012-2013, and this ResearchGame was part of a three-year academic study which is helping governments understand public perceptions of how we want to identify and authenticate who we are. IMPRINTS Futures was dedicated to understanding public perceptions of present-day and futuristic forms of identification and identity management. IMPRINTS Futures as a study has now completed, but their website www.imprintsfutures.org still has lot’s of exciting information about the study. So can you capture Agent Naught and help your employer, TESSA, catch him?

Watch the TESSA Undercover Agents trailer

Dubious

You were living in the year 2030, but have found yourself in the past, in the year 2013, with a broken time-machine. The only way you can get back to the future is to convince three people you know that you really are from the future, by answering their questions. Dubious was originally made for IMPRINTS Futures in 2012-2013, and the second of two ResearchGames which formed part of a three-year academic study which is helping governments understand public perceptions of how we want to identify and authenticate who we are. IMPRINTS Futures was dedicated to understanding public perceptions of present-day and futuristic forms of identification and identity management. IMPRINTS Futures as a study has now completed, but their website www.imprintsfutures.org still has lot’s of exciting information about the study. Can you convince people that you really are from the future? Will you get back home?

Watch the Dubious ResearchGame trailer

Got any thoughts or comments about these ResearchGames? Do you feel these are more engaging than traditional surveys?

Do you think there was a particular element that was key to your engagement, or was it a combination of elements? Let me know what you think by contacting me: http://researchgames.org.uk/contact/