KryptonEyed: playing with gaze without looking

Argenis Ramirez Gomez, Hans Gellersen

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As eye-tracking technologies become more affordable, the number of mainstream gaze-enabled games increases. These allow triggering in-game actions when the eyes focus on objects and locations of interest. Such gaze interactions follow the interaction paradigm ”what you look at is what you get”. We challenge this use of gaze interaction and propose to play without looking - with the eyes closed. We designed the game prototype KryptonEyed to introduce closing the eyes for eyes-only game control. Players are required to close their eyes and perform eye movements behind the eyelids before opening them to aim the teleportation of the main character. The game contains three levels integrating the proposed gaze mechanic in distinct game scenarios. These explore different challenges in their game dynamics and interaction metaphors to use the technique in various contexts of play.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFDG '20: International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450388078
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2020
EventInternational Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games: FDG 2020 - St. Paul's Bay, Malta
Duration: 15 Sept 202018 Sept 2020


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games
CitySt. Paul's Bay


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