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Assessment Games


Games are fun entertainment. Tests are boring but useful. What if we combined the best parts of each?Our group builds assessment games to measure cognitive skills. When you apply to certain jobs at Roblox, you get a link to a game. After about 30 minutes playing an interactive 3D puzzle-strategy game, we can say something definitive about your strength in a certain cognitive skillsuch as systems thinking, creative problem solving, or critical thinking. And it's working: Our most recent assessment has a internal reliability metric of .93, which is considered excellent by industry standards.From a game design perspective, building these assessment games is an interesting and complex problem. Many of the standard constraints such as monetization and retention can be ignored, but are replaced by exciting new constraints. Gameplay is built to elicit telemetry that says something meaningful about cognitive skills, but hopefully is still fun and engaging.

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