Accession Number : ADA586978
Title : A Collection of Economic and Social Data from Glitch, a Massively Multiplayer Online Game
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA INST OF SOFTWARE RESEARCH INTERNAT
Personal Author(s) : Landwehr, Peter M
Report Date : 05 Mar 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : This report presents a collection of data describing many of the economic and social interactions that occurred in Glitch, a recently closed massively multiplayer online game aimed at casual players. The bulk of the data are records of sales of virtual goods by different players during the game's life, stored as CSV files. The records depict a history of the Currant, the game's principal currency. The data also includes both a snowball-sample based scrape of all of the explicit friendships between different players (where friendships are minimally defined relationships that players may create for any reason) and a scrape of the seven different Glitch forums. This scrape is presented as both raw HTML and in a minimally parsed format sufficient for generating a basic network of posters and responders, while poster and responder networks are provided in DyNetML format. The friendship network is provided as both a CSV and a DyNetML file.
Descriptors : *ECONOMICS , *GAME THEORY , NETWORKS , ONLINE SYSTEMS
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE