"Kinda like The Sims... But with ghosts?": A Qualitative Analysis of Video Game Re-finding Requests on Reddit

Ida Kathrine Hammeleff Jørgensen, Toine Bogers

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With the advent of the retro-gaming movement there is an in-creasing interest in rediscovering games once played. ‘Tip of my Joystick’ is a Reddit community dedicated to the re-finding of for-gotten games. In this subreddit, users describe games they wish to re-find so that other users may help them identify the game’s title. This community thus offers a unique opportunity for studying how players recall and describe games and play experiences of the past. This paper presents the results of an analysis of a random sample of 250 posts from this subreddit. The posts were analyzed in terms of what aspects of games they describe. For the purpose of this analysis we developed a coding scheme consisting of 38 individual codes belonging to 9 different main categories. Our findings may contribute to research on game archiving and collection as they may help inform the design of better game search engines.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelFDG '20: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
RedaktørerGeorgios N. Yannakakis, Antonios Liapis, Penny Kyburz
Antal sider4
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2020
Sider1-4
Artikelnummer40
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450388078
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedFoundations of Digital Games 2020 - Bugibba, Malta
Varighed: 14 sep. 202018 sep. 2020
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KonferenceFoundations of Digital Games 2020
Land/OmrådeMalta
ByBugibba
Periode14/09/202018/09/2020
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