Large-Scale Visualizations of Nearly 12,000 Digital Games

TitleLarge-Scale Visualizations of Nearly 12,000 Digital Games
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRyan, JOwen, Kaltman, E, Fisher, AMax, Hong, T, Owen-Milner, T, Mateas, M, Wardrip-Fruin, N
Conference NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
Date PublishedJune
KeywordsEIS, computer games, data visualization, digital games, game discovery, game studies, gameglobs, gamespace, gametree, o visualization, tools, videogames
We present three large-scale interactive visualizations of nearly 12,000 digital games. These were built using techniques from natural language processing and machine learning, namely latent semantic analysis, clustering analysis, and multidimensional scaling. In this paper, we briefly describe these visualizations and some of the insights that they offer. All three are hosted online as interactive web apps.