Participatory Gaming

Looking to customize play, users turn to games that require personal input

Implications - As the DIY phenomenon continues to dominate, consumers are becoming more adamant about personal input, resulting in a desire for more customizable sources of everyday entertainment. Seeking to add personal touches to traditional sources of play, consumers are turning to video games that are based on user contribution, speaking to a desire for community involvement and a sense of belonging.
SCORE: 2.9
Untested Top 6 Examples: 3,325 Total Clicks Oct 13 - Sep 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechGamesAutos
Touchless Musical Apps - This Sensory iPhone App Translates Movement Into Music
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 865 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 13
Touchless Musical Apps
This Sensory iPhone App Translates Movement Into Music
The Theremin I/O app was developed by Johan Nordberg and Giosuè Russo. This special app allows you to turn your iPhone camera into a touchless musical instrument. Incorporating your smartphone&#... [More]
Customizable Platformer Games - Nintendo's Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Levels
SCORE: 3.2
Untested 421 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 14
Customizable Platformer Games
Nintendo's Mario Maker Will Let You Build Your Own Levels
The announcement of the new Mario Maker game was a big one made by Nintendo at the E3 2014 conference yesterday. Inspired by the classic 2D Mario platformer, Mario Maker will let gamers create their... [More]
Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps - 'IDNA' Uses Spatial Story Telling for a New Kind of Gaming Experience
SCORE: 3
Untested 653 Clicks Pub: Oct 24, 13
Spatial Tablet Gaming Apps
'IDNA' Uses Spatial Story Telling for a New Kind of Gaming Experience
The ‘IDNA’ is a spatial story telling app that turns gaming into a 360-degree experience. Instead of holding the iPad still and interacting with buttons, users are required to move the entire... [More]
Tailored Zombie Game Apps - Season Two of the Walking Dead App Adjusts Gameplay Based on Choices
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 789 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 14
Tailored Zombie Game Apps
Season Two of the Walking Dead App Adjusts Gameplay Based on Choices
Season two of the Walking Dead app is a continuation of the highly successful game’s first season, which follows the story of characters who are living in the same universe as the TV characters... [More]
Webcam-Controlled Gaming Avatars - FaceRig Uses Your Expressions to Animate Gaming Characters
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 296 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 14
Webcam-Controlled Gaming Avatars
FaceRig Uses Your Expressions to Animate Gaming Characters
Creating a video game avatar is part of the fun of gaming, but FaceRig introduces a whole new way to bring characters to life. In short, FaceRig makes use of a webcam to capture your facial... [More]
Reality-Infused Video Games - The Sports Drive Logger Infues Real Driver Data into a Video Game
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 301 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 14
Reality-Infused Video Games
The Sports Drive Logger Infues Real Driver Data into a Video Game
The Sports Drive Logger is a device that records car and driver data and incorporates it into a video game virtual car and driver. The technology is the result of a collaboration between automaker... [More]