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Projects AffQuake
AffQuake is an attempt to incorporate signals that relate to a player's affect into ID Software's Quake II in a way that alters game play. Several modifications have been made that cause the player's avatar within Quake to alter its behaviors depending upon one of these signals. In StartleQuake, when a player becomes startled, his or her avatar also becomes startled and jumps back. Quake changes the size of the player's avatar in relation to the user's response as well, representing player excitement by average skin conductance level, and growing the avatar's size when this level is high. A taller avatar means the player can see further; however, it also makes him or her an easier target.

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