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Designing Games for Children by Carla Fisher

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Chapter 22Player Data in Games and Progress Tracking

The interconnected nature of today’s devices makes tracking children’s progress through games and reporting their progress an attractive feature. It also means that data can be incorporated into the gameplay itself. But these features are not without challenges, including how to legally handle the data collected from children.

This chapter discusses gathering and utilizing user data for children, including:

  • Privacy considerations for children
  • Integrating data into gameplay
  • Badges and achievements
  • Reporting progress for parents and caregivers

Managing Children’s Personal Data

Before delving into the opportunities for tracking children’s progress over time, we need to note one important ...

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