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13th April 2009

Play Together Video Game Focus Groups Looking For Participants

Simon Fraser UniversityVancouver – Do you know kids between the ages of 8 and 12 who like to play video games? If so, read the call for participation in the Play Together research project, part of Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Each participant will be compensated with a $10 gift certificate to iTunes or FutureShop. This project has already received SFU ethics approval and we are currently scheduling play sessions from now until June 2009.

Please contact the Play Together coordinator, Beth Aileen Lameman (beth[at]bethaileen[dot]com or 604-782-0051) for more information on the study.

More Information:
The Play Together research project is looking at and prototyping digital technologies that support cooperative team play for kids ages 8-12.

Who are the participants in this research study? We are looking for boys and girls both. We are asking participation of 2 kids between the ages of 8-12 who are already friends.

What is the time commitment in this research study? Each play session will last approximately two hours or less. Attending more than one session is completely optional.

Where is the research study held? Participants will be asked to either gather in the game company Bardel Entertainment lounge (on Beatty Street near the Stadium Skytrain) or the Simon Fraser University School of Interactive Arts & Technology (in the Surrey Central Mall). Locations are decided by the participants.

What will the participants do? Play existing console games rated “E” for Everyone like Rock Band, Kameo, Little Big Planet, and Lego Star Wars for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii. We provide all necessary equipment! After playing, participants will be asked about what they thought about the game such as what they liked or disliked.

Please let us know if you have any questions! For scheduling a session, contact Beth Aileen Lameman (beth[at]bethaileen[dot]com or 604-782-0051) or the project lead, Magy Seif El-Nasr (magy[at]sfu[dot]ca).

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