The Quantic Lab is a gamer survey project run by long-time game researchers Nick Yee & Nic Ducheneaut. We combine social science and data science to understand the psychology of gaming. Take the Gamer Motivation Profile to get a customized report of your gaming motivations. We’ll keep adding new gamer tools to this page, and don’t forget to check out the blog for new findings.
This research project is a part of our consulting practice around game analytics. You can get a sense of our past work on gaming at The Daedalus Project, our academic papers, and Nick’s book on the psychology of online games.
Get a personalized report of your gaming motivations by taking a 5-minute survey. The profile and game recommendation tools below were developed from analyzing data from over 140,000 gamers.
Useful tools for gamers based on our past research.
Participate in the following set of regularly updated surveys to help us refine our existing profile tools, create new ones, and explore a wide range of issues in gaming (such as demographics, genre preference, family gaming, eSports, etc.).