Game Genres and Eve

I found a web site that categorises games by their characteristics in order to create a recommendation engine.

I think it’s fairly clear that Eve lies around the ‘X-Com’ area in the Cognitive Threshold graph:


but, I think the more interesting thing would be to discover what personality traits Eve players exhibit:

Games are often stereotyped as escapist fantasies—where people get to pretend to be something they’re not. But what the data shows is that gamers play games that align with their personalities. In the same way that people select the news and media that reinforce their worldviews, gamers select the games that reinforce their identities. […]

The games we play are a reflection, not an escape, from our own identities. In this sense, people play games not to pretend to be someone they’re not, but to become more of who they really are.

I’m not yet sold on some of their conclusions but I’m impressed that they’re tackling this kind of research.

2 Responses to “Game Genres and Eve”

  1. 1 SeaElder4
    January 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    personally i think EVE is more in the right top corner beyond cognitive threshold thats why playerbase is limited
    it has both strategy far beyond total war (which i played a lot) and kind of excitment like no other game
    but interface is more like strategy (spreadsheets) not suited for fast actions (frigate fight last only seconds sometimes and one neeed to make so many decisions so fast

  2. 2 Nou
    January 26, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Interesting article.
    For me it would be very hard to categoriza EVE. It depends so much in the way you play it.
    I never had more excitement than going solo frigate hunting in null sec. One mistake and your gone, and your mistakes count from the “EFT-process”.
    Industry, PI, are very bland but somewhat rewarding (for me).
    Some fleet fights are very knowledge and player-skill intensive, its fun an exciting.
    This from a Starcraft, LoL, Dota (mainly) player (and EVE obv).

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