Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Neurodesign
 

Immune Defense

As an alternative to more traditional creativity tests, this project explores opportunities for creativity measurement via a web-based computer game. In the game, participants try to protect a living organism in the face of various attackers. This can be achieved by placing and upgrading objects on the game grid. The approach is realized as a tower defence game, a common subgenre of strategy video games.

The complex gaming behaviour of participants can be analysed automatically, without the need for human experts who subjectivelly judge the creativity of a player’s action. All test results are immediately available in a digital format.

You can try it out here.

You can read more about Immune Defense here:

Krebs, E., Jaschek, C., von Thienen, J.P.A., Borchart, K.-P., Meinel, C., & Kolodny, O. (2020, August). Designing a video game to measure creativity. In 2020 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG) (pp. 407-414). IEEE.

Immune Defense has also received an independent review here:

Rafner, J. (2021, June). Creativity assessment games and crowdsourcing. In Creativity and Cognition (pp. 1-5).