Social Comics is a casual video game that allows players to act in short comic strips that they create. We designed Social
Comics to be a fast paced game that engages the audience and players equally, in an effort to adapt it for parties and social
gatherings. Each comic includes a unique background and speech bubbles that create a simple scene or situation in the comic strip.
Players must quickly decide how to pose for the camera before it takes their photo, turning the players into comic characters.
Researchers: Paul Lapides, Ehud Sharlin, Mario Costa Sousa
- P. Lapides, E. Sharlin, M. Costa Sousa, “Social Comics: A Casual Authoring Game”, Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2011), July 2011, Newcastle, UK.
- P. Lapides, E. Sharlin and M. Costa Sousa, “Creating social, physical, and authoring games”, Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology (CGAT 2010), April 2010, Singapore.
- P. Lapides, E. Sharlin, M. Costa Sousa, “Designing Video Games with Social, Physical, and Authorship Gameplay”, Technical Report 2012-1019-02, February 2012 , University of Calgary, AB, Canada.