New Research Project!

•May 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! The Triangle project has ended and we have now a new research project focusing on free-to-play games, check out for details.

We would like to thank Tekes and all our industry partners for supporting our research. A very special thanks to all informants and respondents to our surveys and interviews!

Have a nice day!

Free-to-Play Survey

•March 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

We have published our free-to-play survey. You can find the survey here:

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Thank you and have a nice day.


The survey has now closed. We received ~3500 respondents, thank you all.

Interviewing Online Money Gamers

•July 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Triangle research team is currently interviewing Finnish online money gamers. The interviews focus on experiences from various money games and the role of sociability in them. The interviews have started and we’re looking forward to start analyzing the results on August 2011.

We are also looking at Facebook games at the moment from various perspectives. The work on SoPlay heuristics for social games is continuing and we are also using PLEX-cards to analyse the experience of playing social network games.

Valve has released Team Fortress 2 as free-to-play game. This is an interesting move from the business perspective and we are looking at that too. Shadow Cities, a mobile MMO game, has also gained favorable reviews all over the world and we have already made some initial player interviews through IRC.

We have also a new team member, please welcome research assistant Kati Alha.

Have a nice day.

Welcome to Triangle

•March 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hello world!

Welcome to Triangle research project website. Triangle studies the relationship of video games business, design and experience.  The research is done at the University of Tampere Game Research Lab and Helsinki Institute of Interactive Technology. The project is funded by Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) and five industry partners: Veikkaus, RAY, Ironstar Helsinki, Moido Games and Applifier.

The project running time is 1.1.2011 – 31.3.2012 (15 months).

Have a nice day.