Motivations and ownership in Fortnite communities

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dc.contributor.author Olsson, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-02T08:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-02T08:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29370
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates user motivations for creating content that may or may not be added to the game Fortnite: Battle Royale, as well as the user's thoughts about the intellectual property of the content. The thesis also examines the relationship and communication between the Fortnite players and developers, according to the users. The sample was collected from the forum r/FortNiteBR on the social media platform Reddit, where users who were engaged in creating suggestions and concepts for the game were contacted and interviewed. The discussion and analysis distinguishes positive attitudes amongst the users in regards to the empowerment and engagement the participation provides, but also showcases a disappointment amongst the users when it comes to the communication between them and the developers. The data collected display an inconsistency from Epic in terms of which users receive credit or agreements for their suggestions, something that some users have reacted upon. This thesis suggests that aspects such as the crediting of players and the communication between players and developers needs to be improved in order to for the game company to maintain a good relationship with the players. en_US
dc.format.extent 79 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject Digital games en_US
dc.subject Participation en_US
dc.subject Fortnite en_US
dc.subject User generated content en_US
dc.subject Ownership en_US
dc.subject Motivations en_US
dc.title Motivations and ownership in Fortnite communities en_US
dc.type H2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok HumanitiesTheology en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Pille
dc.contributor.supervisor Nanì, Alessandro
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 K3
mahlocal.xprt.program Media and Communication Studies (master)
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