Static vs Dynamic Weather Systems in Video Games

University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för datavetenskap och medieteknik (DVMT)

Abstract: Research has shown that creating uniformity in video games has a larger potential to be objectively good. Realistic video games can create uniformity by implementing a dynamic weather system. The purpose of this thesis is to compare dynamic and static weather and their contribution to the overall player satisfaction. Three weather components were created: wind, rain and clouds. Which weather component that creates the most enjoyment have been examined. Two virtual environments, one dynamic and one static, were created and a test group answered a questionnaire regarding the simulations. Results indicate that dynamic weather is preferred over static weather regarding overall satisfaction.

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