I am interested in games and fun; how can we make fun games and how the degree to which a game is fun can be measured.
My PhD (completed at Glasgow University in 2021) investigated the use of formal methods, specifically probabilistic model checking, as a means of game balancing. This involved the publishing of a small mobile game alongside automated verification which was then compared to how the game was actually played.
I joined Abertay in the summer of 2021 and am looking to continue my research into game balancing both advancing on the approaches used before and exploring new techniques.
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In addition to my core research on game balancing I am also interested in: