How to Lead a Successful Multiplayer Playtest: An In-Depth Guide

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Co-author: Lucila Drughieri, UX Researcher at Antidote   Multiplayer playtesting is a research study that aims to evaluate a game’s social dynamics and overall user experience, focusing on uncovering real player interactions within multiplayer environments. This Game User Research (GUR) method goes beyond assessing basic functionality, ensuring the game mechanics are engaging, balanced and enjoyable. […]

3 Unique Insights That A Full Playthrough Reveals for Your Game

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Co-author: Theadora Vaxevanou, UX Researcher at Antidote A full playthrough is a Game User Research (GUR) method that involves playtesting your game from start to finish. The aim is to closely observe how players interact with the game’s mechanics, engage with the narrative and perceive the overall gameplay experience. But why should game studios consider […]

Stress Testing in Games: 4 Key Factors You Should Consider

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  What makes a stress test a non-negotiable step in your game development process? When picturing the ideal game launch, studios often prioritize stunning visuals, gripping narratives, and intuitive in-game mechanics. While these Game User Research (GUR) factors are vital components of a memorable gaming experience, there is often an overlooked element – the assurance […]

Hogwarts Legacy | Antidote UX Review: A Potter-Head’s Perspective

Hogwarts Legacy is the most-watched single-player game on Twitch, breaking records with 1.3 million concurrent viewers. But did it live up to the hype? A Potter-Head shares her perspective on the game’s UX, including its attention to detail, character development, map design, and menus.

Dutch Game Day: Antidote’s UX Researcher Perspective

Today we bring you a post from Thea Vaxevanou, UX Researcher at Antidote. She loves Anthropology, Psychology, Films and obviously, games :). Her first console was a PS1 and her favourite games are Red Dead Redemption 2 and Crash. On the 6th of October, I attended the Dutch Game Day (including Dutch Game Awards) at […]

Blockchain and NFTs in Gaming: The Great Debate

After the initial hype wave of NFTs and Blockchain technology being adopted on video games, we’ve seen a decline in interest and sales volume which opens a window of rationality to analyse what has happened so far and build the next generation of games based on experience enhancement potential instead of jumping on the trend […]

Soft Launch Your Game on PC and Mobile

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So, you are looking to soft launch your game? At Antidote, we are always reinforcing the core idea of what is essential when it comes to playtesting: it should be done at every stage of development. From the very first prototype analysis to the last test a week before the game goes live, the type […]

UX Reports for Game Studios and Publishers

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Why are the Playtest’s reviews important? While it is not hard to understand the importance of playtesting, it might be easy for someone not familiar with this process to overlook certain aspects of it. One of the biggest examples of this is the sheer amount of results that may be obtained from even a single […]

UX Case Study: Assisted Playtesting

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  Regardless of the stage of development, it’s always extremely important to playtest your games. The insights and information you obtain through this process are invaluable tools that help you to understand and measure player engagement and interest in your projects, while also discovering if the mechanics implemented are working as intended or if some […]

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