Seb Quoted in Develop’s OFT Coverage

Seb Long is quoted in Develop’s coverage of the OFT guidelines clarification on F2P games, concluding that:

“Many of the OFT’s principles have crossover with best practices in game usability. Developers will need to work carefully to avoid unintentional breaches as a result of latent usability issues – especially in games for children. The new OFT guidelines could assist developers in not only making games that meet their fair trade obligations, but should also result in games with better usability, understandability, and which deliver better experiences for players of all ages.”

Read the full article online, or pick up the GDC special edition of the print magazine.


Player Research at GDC 14 and GURSIG Summit

Player Research will be attending GDC again this year, including the Games User Research summit. If you’d like to talk playtesting with us, or how we’ve helped game developers all over the world achieve their player experience vision, drop a line using the contact form below.

Graham’s talk at the GURSIG Summit is detailed below:

This talk presents the first 2 years in the life of games user research studio Player Research. Starting off by offering only one service, playtesting, this quickly grew to twelve services, all designed to help deliver the best game possible. Almost every aspect of games user research will be touched upon – acquiring clients, lab design, recruiting participants and staff, designing new methods, reacting to changes in the market, and making all of this repeatable and sustainable. The talk will conclude with thoughts on the future of games user research.

The Summit is now sold out, but lectures can be viewed online after the conference is over.


Player Research & Microsoft Greenshoots

Player Research are very proud to be working with Microsoft and Creative England in the Greenshoots programme – helping UK games startups by providing funding and support.

We’ll have more details to share very soon.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Greenshoots website.


Graham at the TIGA Summit 2014

Player Research Founder Graham McAllister spoke a the TIGA Summit 14 this week. You can read Graham’s talk outline on the TIGA Summit website.