Are players experiencing your game exactly how you’d anticipate? What issues lurk between your expectations and players’ actual experiences?

Player Research are industry-leading playtesting and user research specialists. Our clients employ our understanding of players and our cutting-edge research labs to gather actionable feedback on game usability and the player experience, toward the development of truly successful games.

We ensure players’ experiences are as close as possible to the designers’ vision, helping our clients achieve chart-topping, genre-leading games. Our experience spans all genres, platforms and audiences, and has impacted more than one billion gamers worldwide.

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Every iOS game we’ve contributed to has made the front page of the Apple App Store, and our console and non-mobile games enjoy equal success, including number-one selling and critically-acclaimed titles.

Player Research is proud to be a part of the Keywords Studios group.




Graham McAllister PhD
Graham McAllister PhD
amy hunt
Amy Hunt MSc 
Seb Long BSc
Bob Tilford PhD
aaron walker
Aaron Walker MRes
Anne-Catherine Villeneuve
Matt White
Matt White PhD
Cheryl Tanner MBA
joe kulik
Jozef Kulik MSc
Chloe Snell BSc
harvey owen
Harvey Owen MSc

Ori Mees
morgan kennedy
Morgan Kennedy
gareth lloyd
Gareth Lloyd PhD
jonathan venne
Jonathan Venne
Benoit Lefort
Alistair Greo MSc
Jhim Verame PhD


Our researchers run weekly usability playtests, conduct research focused on actionable results, evaluate games with UX Analysis and implement games analytics. Our research services are each designed in conjunction with game developers to perfectly match their questions and commercial needs, from indie through to AAA games.

Player Research engage from project start to product launch. By building in our services from early stages of development, teams leverage our tools, methods and expertise, developed through years of playtesting and games UX research, to avoid costly usability issues, barriers to monetisation and flaws in the player experience.

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