Avatarians: Playing with your Friends’ Data

May 11, 2012

This article describes a new game mechanic called Game Entity Social Mapping (GESM) based on using social networking data fetched from a remote site about the player and his contacts to create characters, items or scenarios. A preliminary evaluation consisting of applying this mechanic to three different games was conducted. A small number of users tested those games to measure the enjoyment and learning about their contacts information

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title={Avatarians: playing with your friends’ data},
author={Marzo P{\’e}rez, Asier and Ardaiz, Oscar},
booktitle={CHI’12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},


Marzo Pérez, A., & Ardaiz, O. (2012). Avatarians: playing with your friends’ data. In CHI’12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2279-2284)