Find out more about Player Research, games user research, and player-centric game development.
What are 'expert reviews' and what do inexpert evaluators get wrong?Getting More From Usability Testing Your Game Player Research’s Games of the Year 2020
Our picks for Game of the Year 2020
How can you recognise where you are on your career journey as a Games User Researcher?Should Players Buy Their Own UI?
Why does Animal Crossing force players to purchase UI improvements? What’s the resulting impact on the game’s UX?2019 Games of the Year and Games of the Decade
Our picks for Game of the Year 2019, as well as our top 10 games of the decade
An explanation of when and why Usability Expert Analyses are valuable in game developmentWhat Is Games ‘User Experience’ (UX) and How Does It Help?
UX’s diversity of phrases, processes and perspectives can be confusing — What does it do? Who is it for?Getting into Games User Research
Our tips on how to become a Games User Researcher, along with some useful resources
Look away from the action for the briefest moment and some games will punish you.Spoiled for choice: The psychology of choice overload in games, and how to avoid it
The psychological implications of giving players many options to pick from.What Should a Playtest Smell Like?
To get unbiased and honest feedback from invited members of the general public you’ll need to carefully consider their every sight, sound and smell during your playtests.