Visualization in games: How is health and health-changes visualized in games? : An analysis of game graphics in current games

University essay from Södertörns högskola/Medieteknik; Södertörns högskola/Medieteknik

Abstract: The following study investigates how recent games (2014 - 2018) visualize health and health changes, with a focus on the player character’s health, the player character taking damage and the graphical user interface (GUI). 50 games were coded via gameplay videos on YouTube and then analysed. The codes were then grouped together based on patterns and theoretical grounding. These groups were then examined with other studies and game design practices.

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