PageFetch 2: gamification the sequel

Leif Azzopardi, Martin Bevc, Andrew Gardner, David Maxwell, Abdullah Razzouk

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This demo poster presents PageFetch 2, the sequel of PageFetch, Fu-Finder and PageHunt. The game is simple. A player is shown a Webpage. The player must then enter a query that they believe will retrieve the displayed page. The shorter the query and the higher the page appears in the returned rankings, the more points the player receives. Players have three minutes to find as many of the displayed pages as possible. What makes this iteration different is the inclusion of several additional gamification features other than just points and an updated scoring system. We include leaderboards, badges and an avatar component - all of which are designed to help and motivate players. The framework is also publicly available for download, and can be customised to create new search games - or even to evaluate different search engines and document collections. This demo is a preliminary report of the progress we have made to date. At the workshop, we hope to solicit feedback on how we can improve the game and its gameplay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGamifIR '14 Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • PageHunt
  • search games
  • pagefetch
  • fu-finder


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