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Fair Play Summit: Implementing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Study in Games


With their first-of-its-kind research study released and proven to be delivering extremely valuable data, in this session James Butlin will discuss how FuturLab created his role specifically to work with Oxford University, and how together they implemented a research study into their successful game, PowerWash Simulator.The session will cover all bases of the mental health and wellbeing study of PowerWash Simulator and its players, from conception to launch. It will outline the problems faced, lessons learned and overall experience of working with a research team to implement an ethical and effective study directly into a video gameall while the main development team work to release the game out of early access and into cross-platform.James will provide some valuable insight from his experience and describe how other developers could work with research scientists to help further this field of research.

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  • Game Developers Conference 2023
  • James Butlin
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  • Fair Play Summit
  • Advocacy