Bar Chart Ball, a Data Game

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Bar Chart Ball, a Data Game
Author(s) Togelius, Julian ; Gustafsson Friberger, Marie
Date 2013
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We describe Bar Chart Ball, a game where players indirectly control a ball by modifying a bar chart that the ball rests on. The bar chart displays real-world demographic data about the UK, and the player modifies the chart by selecting which aspect of the data to focus on. By making data selection a core game mechanic, in fact the only game mechanic, we advance a novel and simple way of building game content from data, and of making data visualisation playable.
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Publisher Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games (SASDG)
Host/Issue Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2013);
ISBN 978-0-9913982-0-1
Pages 451-452
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) open data
procedural content generation
data games
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Note Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), May 14–17, 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece
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