A Taxonomy of Synchronous Communication Modalities in Online Games

  • Quentin GygerEmail author
  • Nicolas SzilasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11112)


This paper discusses the benefits, limits and specificities of communication modalities in online video games and proposes a corresponding taxonomy. This taxonomy could serve as a guideline for game designers who want to integrate communication into the game mechanics.


Synchronous communication Taxonomy Online video game Game design Communication modalities Chat Voice over internet protocol Emote Predefined message Indicative signal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TECFA-FPSEUniversity of GenevaGenève 4Switzerland

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