In opposition to games that tie players in one physical location (such as console games) movement and socialization is a significant gameplay feature of geo games. Prior research has illustrated that locative play not only has the potential to improve one’s physical activity and promote a more healthy lifestyle but also improve the mental health and wellbeing of players. Even though the results show the great potential this line of research within the geo games canon is still in its infancy. This research project through qualitative and quantitative methods attempts to further unfold these findings and further explore the impact of geo games on either health, mental health, or wellbeing of players.
Principal Investigator: Konstantinos Papangelis
Co-Investigators: Nicolas LaLone
Ph.D. student: John Dunham
BSc/MSc students: TBA