Automated Adaptation and Assessment in Serious Games: a Portable Tool for Supporting Learning

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    Abstract

    We introduce the Adaptation and Assessment (TwoA) component, an open-source tool for serious games, capable of adjusting game difficulty to player skill level. Technically, TwoA is compliant with the RAGE (Horizon 2020) game component architecture, which offers seamless portability to a variety of popular game development platforms. Conceptually, TwoA uses a modified version of the Computer Adaptive Practice algorithm. Our version offers two improvements over the original algorithm. First, the TwoA improves balancing of player's motivation and game challenge. Second, TwoA reduces the selection bias that may arise for items of similar difficulty by adopting a fuzzy selection rule. These improvements are validated using multi-agent simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Games. ACG 2017
    Subtitle of host publication15th International Conferences, ACG 2017, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 3–5, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsMark Winands, H. Jaap van den Herik, Walter Kosters
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Pages201-212
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-71649-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-71648-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventFifteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer Games - Leiden, Netherlands
    Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
    https://acg2017.wordpress.com/

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10664

    Conference

    ConferenceFifteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer Games
    Abbreviated titleACG 2017
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityLeiden
    Period3/07/175/07/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • TwoA
    • learning
    • adaptation
    • assessment
    • serious games

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