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Masek, Leland; Stenros, Jaakko

The Meaning of Playfulness: A Review of the Contemporary Definitions of the Concept across Disciplines.

In: ELUDAMOS, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 13-37, 2021, ISSN: 1866-6124.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Engagement, Literature review, Meta-synthesis, Play, Playful, Playfulness


Alha, Kati

The Rise of Free-to-Play: How the Revenue Model Changed Games and Playing

2020, ISBN: 978-952-03-1774-4.

Doctoral thesis Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Attitudes, Augmented reality, Ethics, Evaluation, Experience, Facebook, Free-to-play, Freemium, Future, Game industry, Grossing, Heuristics, Literature review, Metascore, Mobile gaming, Paying, Playability, Pokémon Go, Reviews, Sales, Social games, Social networks, Virtual goods


Alha, Kati

The Imbalanced State of Free-to-Play Game Research: A Literature Review

In: DiGRA '19 - Proceedings of the 2019 DiGRA International Conference: Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix, DiGRA, 2019, ISSN: 2342-9666.

In proceedings Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Free-to-play, Freemium, Games, Literature review, Research agendas