Let's Play Together through Channels : Understanding the Practices and Experience of Danmaku Participation Game Players in China

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY 2023
EditorsJim Wallace, Jennifer Whitson, Beth Bonsignore, Julian Frommel, Erik Harpstead
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1025–1043
ISBN (print)979-8-4007-0029-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
NumberCHI PLAY
Volume7
ISSN (Print)2573-0142

Conference

TitleThe Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2023)
LocationStratford School of Interaction Design and Business
PlaceCanada
CityStratford
Period10 - 13 October 2023

Abstract

Live streaming is becoming increasingly popular in recent years, as most channels prioritize the delivery of engaging content to their viewers. Among various live streaming channels, Danmaku participation game (DPG) has emerged in China as a mixture of live streaming and online gaming, offering an immersive gaming experience to players. Although prior research has explored audience participation games (APGs) in North America and Europe, it primarily focuses on discussing prototypes and lacks observation of players in natural settings. Little is known about how players perceive DPGs and their player experience. To fill the research gap, we observed a series of DPG channels and conducted an interview-based study to gain insights into the practices and experiences of DPG players. Our work reveals that DPGs can effectively synergize live streaming and online games, amplifying both player engagement and a profound sense of accomplishment to players.

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Research Area(s)

  • Audience participation games, Live streaming, Player experience

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Citation Format(s)

Let's Play Together through Channels: Understanding the Practices and Experience of Danmaku Participation Game Players in China. / Wang, Piaohong; Lu, Zhicong.
CHI PLAY 2023. ed. / Jim Wallace; Jennifer Whitson; Beth Bonsignore; Julian Frommel; Erik Harpstead. Association for Computing Machinery, 2023. p. 1025–1043 413 (Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction; Vol. 7, No. CHI PLAY).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review