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A Study For Gamers' Experience Patterns in mobile Games

모바일 게임에서 나타나는 게이머의 경험 패턴에 대한 연구

  • 곽이삭 (고려대학교 문화콘텐츠학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.25
  • Accepted : 2018.06.25
  • Published : 2018.06.30

Abstract

This study presents an investigation into game patterns prominent in mobile games. The term "pattern" used in this study is inherited by the concept used in "A study for user experience of the game : based on the pattern type and the pattern type attribute of the game space" by Gwak E Sac(2016). There is, however, a difference between them. While the previous study limited the gamers' experience patterns to "game spaces" in the use of "pattern," the present study expanded the scope of gamers' experience patterns to the "mobile game market." Although the mobile game market is growing rapidly, there is a tendency of uniformity in mobile games due to the reduction of development time and the destruction of genres in the development of mobile games. Recognizing this situation, the investigator summarized experience patterns in the current mobile game market into: repeat familiar game play, valuable game action, value and consumption of time and preference and selection of game.

본 연구는 모바일 게임에서 두드러지게 나타나고 있는 게임 패턴에 대한 내용을 담고 있다. 본 연구에서 사용하고 있는 '패턴'이라는 용어는 곽이삭(2016)이 <게임의 사용자 경험에 대한 연구: 게임 공간의 패턴과 속성을 중심으로>에서 사용한 개념을 계승한다. 앞선 연구와의 차이점은 '패턴'은 게이머의 경험 패턴을 '게임 공간'에서 '모바일 게임 시장'으로 범위를 확대하여 사용한다는 점이다. 모바일 게임 시장은 급속도로 성장하고 있으나, 모바일 게임을 개발하는 측면에 있어서는 개발 시간의 축소, 장르 파괴 등으로 인해 게임이 획일화되어가는 경향을 보인다. 때문에 연구자는 이러한 상황을 인지하여 현재의 모바일 게임 시장에서 나타나는 경험의 패턴을 '익숙한 플레이의 반복', '가치 있는 게임 행위', '시간의 가치와 소비', '취향과 선택'의 패턴으로 요약하여 설명하고자 하였다.

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