Toxicity in competitive video games

Annika Emmel

What motivates players to show toxic behavior in competitive free-to-play online shooter games? Are specific player types the most toxic ones? These questions got examined in the course of developing this, thesis focussed, bachelor.

Annika Emmel

A young game designer, who aspires to understand the thought process of players while playing and create game environments, in which the player can immerse into.

What is a good design for you?

A good design allows the player to fully immerse into a game, loose track of time and enjoy themselves.

How do you approach a new project?

Get an overview and brainstorm.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I changed my work focus from game artist to game designer/UX designer.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I wanted to work in the games industry and create games.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

A nice karaoke session!

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Anna Medovaya