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General research

 

Vsauce on YouTube.com. 2013. Why we play games. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5jDspIC4hY.

Mashable.com. 2013. Mobile gaming. [ONLINE] Available at: http://mashable.com/category/mobile-gaming/

Venturebeat.com. 2013. Mobile gaming. [ONLINE] Available at: http://venturebeat.com/tag/mobile-gaming/

Techradar.com. 2013. 68 best free android games. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/60-best-free-android-games-2013-687718

IGN.com. 2013. IGN’s best mobile games of 2012. [ONLINE] Available at: http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/12/19/igns-best-mobile-game-of-2012-bad-piggies

Mobile gaming platforms:

Devices I had access to/ tried out:

Samsung galaxy s3 (Android phone), iPod touch, iPhone5, iPad, Nintendo DS & DSi XL

TopTenReviews.com. 2013. Handheld game console reviews. [ONLINE] Available at: http://handheld-game-console-review.toptenreviews.com/.

Xiomara Blanco – CNet.com. 2013. The fastest Android gaming tablets. [ONLINE] Available at: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581030-251/the-fastest-android-gaming-tablets/.

Answers.OReilly.com. 2010. Mobile accelerometers and gyroscopes. [ONLINE] Available at: http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/1751-mobile-accelerometers-and-gyroscopes-explained/.

Apple.com. 2013. Apps from App store. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/from-the-app-store/.

Play.Google.com. 2013. Google play store. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store?hl=en_GB.

Samsung.com. 2013. Galaxy S3. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/GT-I9300MBDBTU.

Shop.ee.co.uk. 2013. HTC one. [ONLINE] Available at: http://shop.ee.co.uk/htc-one-xl/pay-monthly/details/?WT.mc_id=ON_MEC_S_Google_G_GEN-HANDSET-RESEARCH&WT.srch=1.

Apple.com. 2013. iPad. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/features/.

Apple.com. 2013. iPod touch. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.apple.com/uk/ipod-touch/features/.

Apple.com. 2013. iPhone. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-4/specs.html

Statspotting.com. 2012. How many IOS devices have been sold so far?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://statspotting.com/in-total-how-many-ios-devices-are-out-there/.

AndroidPolice.com. 2013. Android devices sold to date. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/03/13/google-ceo-larry-page-750-million-android-devices-activated-to-date-more-than-250-million-in-the-last-6-months/.

JoyStiq.com. 2012. DS sold to date. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/25/3ds-has-sold-19-million-units-to-date-worldwide/.

VG247.com. 2011. PSP sold to date. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.vg247.com/2011/06/07/psp-sales-reach-70-million-units-worldwide/.

IBTimes.com. 2013. Downloads App v Google play. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ibtimes.com/google-play-catching-apple-downloads-ios-app-store-still-tops-revenue-1289289.

Wikipedia.org. 2013. Sony Xperia. [ONLINE] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Xperia.

SonyMobile.com. 2013. Xperia Play. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-play/.

Nintendo.com. 2013. Nintendo DS. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

Playstation.com. 2013. PSP. [ONLINE] Available at: http://uk.playstation.com/psp/.

IMAGES

 

Twittercounter.com. 2013. iPad/iPhone image [ONLINE] Available at: http://twittercounter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ipad_iphone_tc.png

Telegraph.co.uk. 2013. Nintendo DS image [ONLINE] Available at: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01711/Nintendo-DS_1711645b.jpg

PCAdvisor.co.uk. 2013. Android phone/ Samsung galaxy image [ONLINE] Available at: http://cdn4.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/reviews/3404735/GALAXY_SIII_mini_Product_Image4.jpg

CNet.co.uk. 2013. Xperia play image [ONLINE] Available at: http://cdn-static.cnet.co.uk/i/c/blg/cat/mobiles/xperia-play-official.jpg

WikiMedia.org. 2013. PSP image [ONLINE] Available at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Sony-PSP-1000-Body.png
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Reviewing games research:

Ansonalex.com. 2012. Mobile video games statistics. [ONLINE] Available at: http://ansonalex.com/infographics/mobile-video-game-statistics-2012-infographic/.

PopSci.com. 2013. What makes a mobile game great?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2013-01/gamesci-i-will-never-play-good-game-my-iphone.

PasteMagazine.com. 2012. Best mobile games of 2012. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/12/the-20-best-mobile-games-of-2012.html
Mauronewmedia.com. 2011. Why Angry birds is so successful. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.mauronewmedia.com/blog/why-angry-birds-is-so-successful-a-cognitive-teardown-of-the-user-experience/.

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CNET.com. 2013. Most popular games downloads. [ONLINE] Available at: http://download.cnet.com/mobile/games/most-popular/3101-2012_4-0-1.html?tag=page.
Christianpost.com. 2013. Temple Run 2 Mobile Game Gets 50 Million Downloads in 2 Weeks . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.christianpost.com/news/temple-run-2-mobile-game-gets-50-million-downloads-in-2-weeks-89262/.

[All games played: downloaded from Google play.]

Mobile gaming statistics research:

Revivedmedia.net. 2013. Mobile game statistics. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.revivedmedia.net/eye-popping-mobile-gaming-statistics-to-feast-your-eyes-on

Skillz.com. 2013. Mobile gaming statistics. [ONLINE] Available at: http://skillz.com/corporate/2013/03/05/65-mobile-gaming-stats-to-impress-your-friends

DigitalBuzzBlog.com. 2013. Mobile gaming statistics. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-mobile-gaming-statistics-stats-2011/

TheVerge.com. 2013. In-app purchases. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/31/2916556/in-app-purchases-itunes-app-store-amazon-google-play-comparison

Aesthetic design in mobile games

Play.Google.com. 2013. Google play store. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store?hl=en_GB.

Google play. 2013. Angry birds . [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirds&hl=en.

Google play. 2013. Colour sheep. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TrinketStudios.ColorSheep&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5Ucmlua2V0U3R1ZGlvcy5Db2xvclNoZWVwIl0..

Google play. 2013. Cut the rope. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeptolab.ctr.ads&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS56ZXB0b2xhYi5jdHIuYWRzIl0.

Steampowered.com. 2010. Super meat boy. [ONLINE] Available at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/40800/.

Steampowered.com. 2011. The Binding of Isaac. [ONLINE] Available at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/113200/.

Target users, personas and scenarios

Pingdom.com. 2012. Socila network demographics 2012. [ONLINE] Available at: http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/21/report-social-network-demographics-in-2012/.

IMAGES

Gstatic.com. 2013. Jake persona.  [ONLINE] Available at: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQX7UZ-kXQC6UHAMwrR6rgV3ra-2bXxnSqm29gJ6vq_xfSE9RHa

Lenkahattawayphotography.com. 2013. Eve persona. [ONLINE] Available at: http://lenkahattawayphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Emily-28-Edit-blog.jpg

UCSF.edu. 2013. Aisha persona. [ONLINE] Available at: http://coe.ucsf.edu/coe/news/whe_images/puri_headshot.jpg

Eurweb.com.2013. Jamal persona. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/christopher_book_johnson2010-headshot-med.jpg

Bandzoogle.com. 2013. Jim persona. [ONLINE] Available at: http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/JamesHuffman/images/content/NEW_HEADSHOT07.jpg

Livescience.com. 2013. Scenario 1. [ONLINE] Available at: http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/020/982/iFF/sad-woman-bed-111013.jpg?1318537246

Staticflickr.com. 2013. Scenario 2. [ONLINE] Available at: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4124/4945678537_ebe39fbc27_z.jpg

Accelawork.com. 2013. Scenario 3. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.accelawork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bored_at_work_bv0n1hy521.jpg

IOS and App Store

Apple.com. 2013. App store. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/from-the-app-store/

Wikipedia.org. 2013. App store wiki. [ONLINE] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App_Store_(iOS)

Unity3d.com. 2013. Unity. [ONLINE] Available at: http://docs.unity3d.com/Documentation/Manual/iphone-GettingStarted.html

Apple.com. 2013. Developing for IOS. [ONLINE] Available at: https://developer.apple.com/technologies/ios/

Social media

Pingdom.com. 2013. Users of social network sites [ONLINE] Available at: http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/21/report-social-network-demographics-in-2012/

Facebook.com. 2013. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.facebook.com

Twitter.com. 2013. [ONLINE] Available at:

https://twitter.com

Instagram.com. 2013. [ONLINE] Available at: http://instagram.com

Tumblr.com. 2013. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.tumblr.com

Conduit.com. 2013. How to make your app go viral [ONLINE] Available at: http://blog.conduit.com/2013/05/19/how-to-make-your-app-go-viral/

Socialmediaexaminer.com. 2013. Social media marketing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-mobile-social-media-marketing-ideas-to-grow-your-business/.

Obox-design.com. 2013. Social icons image. [ONLINE] Available at: http://cdn.obox-design.com/images/social-icons.jpg

Google play. 2013. My little pony. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftPOHM&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYW1lbG9mdC5hbmRyb2lkLkFOTVAuR2xvZnRQT0hNIl0..

Zynga.com 2013. Farmville. [ONLINE] Available at: https://zynga.com/?config=FV2_SEM_0523&src=ad&aff=google&crt=ZL_Acq_SEM_FarmvilleT1ENG_20130524_5789551454&cmpn=ZL_Acq_SEM_FarmvilleT1ENG_20130524&adn=Brand%20-%20Farmville%20-%20General&gclid=CMH8jZPnz7cCFfMbtAod73kAKA

Sound research

Google play. 2013. Angry birds . [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirds&hl=en.

Google play. 2013. My little pony. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftPOHM&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYW1lbG9mdC5hbmRyb2lkLkFOTVAuR2xvZnRQT0hNIl0..

Google play. 2013. Cut the rope. [ONLINE] Available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeptolab.ctr.ads&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS56ZXB0b2xhYi5jdHIuYWRzIl0.

 

Bibliography cover image

WordPress.com. 2013. Books image.[ONLINE] Available at: http://cmruikka.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/books.jpg

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