nodeGame: Real-time, synchronous, online experiments in the browser


DOI: 10.3758/s13428-016-0824-z

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Balietti, S. Behav Res (2016). doi:10.3758/s13428-016-0824-z


nodeGame is a free, open-source JavaScript/ HTML5 framework for conducting synchronous experiments online and in the lab directly in the browser window. It is specifically designed to support behavioral research along three dimensions: (i) larger group sizes, (ii) real-time (but also discrete time) experiments, and (iii) batches of simultaneous experiments. nodeGame has a modular source code, and defines an API (application programming interface) through which experimenters can create new strategic environments and configure the platform. With zero-install, nodeGame can run on a great variety of devices, from desktop computers to laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The current version of the software is 3.0, and extensive documentation is available on the wiki pages at


Behavioral experiments Software Real-time Browser Online Open-source JavaScript 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
ETH Institute for Science Policy and Technology (ISTP)
  • Seed Grant PEER
ETH Decision Science Laboratory (DeSciL)
    ETH Computational Social Science Group (COSS)

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      © Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2016

      Authors and Affiliations

      1. 1.Network Science InstituteNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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