A3 Book chapter

The Ethics of Game Experience

List of Authors: Sami Hyrynsalmi, Kai K. Kimppa, Jouni Smed

Publication year: 2020

Book title *: Game User Experience And Player-Centered Design

Title of series: International Series on Computer Entertainment and Media Technology

ISBN: 978-3-030-37642-0

eISBN: 978-3-030-37643-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37643-7_11

URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37643-7_11


Modern gaming – especially in mobile platforms – has turned into a quagmire of questionable practices. This chapter takes a look into the ethical problems brought about by the increasing importance of monetisation in game design. We recognise five factors that are threatening the player’s game experience and argue how they constitute unethical behaviour on the part of game designers.

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