Toward a Digital Companion to Monitor a Mixed Reality Game


  • Bonnat Catherine TECFA, Université de Genève
  • Eric Sanchez



Game Orchestration, Game Master, Mixed-Reality Game, playing analytics


The game orchestration by the game master during a game-based learning session requires to (1) collect data from player interactions, (2) visualize indicators built with this data, (3) take decisions regarding the monitoring of the activity and (4) interact with players. The complexity of this monitoring increases with mixed-reality games due to the multiplicity of possible interactions with tangible and digital game elements. This article deals with playing analytics and the design of a digital companion to help a game master to orchestrate Geome, a mixed-reality game dedicated to museum school visits. The prototype is the result of a co-design process between researchers, practitioners, and computer scientists. This work allowed us to (1) define the interactions established during the use of the game that should be traced for the game master and (2) test the prototype with 3 classes (12-15 years old). We found that, while the players play the game as intended using most of the features, the game master makes little use of his dashboard and doesn’t interact with players through the dedicated interface.






GaLA Conf 2021 Special Issue

How to Cite

Toward a Digital Companion to Monitor a Mixed Reality Game. (2022). International Journal of Serious Games, 9(3), 5-21.