The body language of fear:fearful nonverbal signals in survival-horror games

Velloso, Eduardo and Löhnert, Thomas and Gellersen, Hans (2015) The body language of fear:fearful nonverbal signals in survival-horror games. In: Proceedings of DiGRAA 2015 Conference. Digital Games Research Association - DiGRA.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an exploration of players’ nonverbal body expressions when playing survival-horror games. We compared physiological signals and body expressions of 16 participants playing two games: a survival-horror game (Slender: The Eight Pages) and a custom-built baseline game with the same map and controls (Treasure Hunt). We show that the hard fun style of Survival-Horror games makes full body expressions an unsuitable modality for affect recognition, but scary game events are clearly expressed by their physiological signals.

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18 May 2016 15:50
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