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Custom Research
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AI-accelerated player insights for mission-critical development decisions.

Your partner for every stage

Delivering powerful insights about your games and their audiences for any platform at any stage of the development process.

Tailored solutions

Drawing on deep psychological data to implement a wide variety of carefully tailored research methodologies, from concept testing and longitudinal studies to experiential playtests.

Actionable insights for any question

Offering actionable hypotheses to inform the next steps in your development process; knowing you can investigate ideas and hypotheses of any size.


Test and validate multiple concepts

Hear players’ thoughts and preferences regarding assets or moodboards. Discover player rankings and sentiment on art style, assets, or game loops.

Measure usability and user experience of your prototype

Observe player interactions with a wireframe or prototype of an experience, including your FTUE. Measure usability hurdles and improve on the resonance of your gameplay.

Assess resonance of features and gameplay

Discover how an audience is attracted by a game or aspects of it. Quantify players’ metrics with the help of deeply insightful additional surveys.

Longitudinal Study

Unveil holistic player experiences with a product over an extended period. Provide understanding on players’ engagement and retention.

Supported by world-class researchers

Tailored studies using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.

Delivering actionable, psychology-based insights

At the core of our research approach is our commitment to providing powerful psychologically-based insights in order to ensure that your game or experience deeply resonates with its audience.

Custom Offerings

Our team is eager to learn more about your particular research needs and we are happy to consult with you on running larger projects such as large scale playtests, ethnographic studies, and more.

Partnering on the right methodology

Through a synthesis of our deep psychological data with a wide variety of carefully tailored research methodologies, we ensure that every study leaves you confident on which steps to take next.

Customer stories

Companies putting Research to work.

  • "Solsten allowed us to make a game that feels familiar but also stands out in the market—something that’s very difficult to achieve."

    Sophie Vo Studio and Game Lead
  • "Crew Events have proven to be one of the most popular things we’ve added to the game. Over 80% of users engage with this mechanic."

    Deniz Heizmann Game Manager
  • "Solsten is the key tool to make the creative and design process for video games more like chemistry. More of a science and less guesswork."

    Oliver Perez CEO
  • "Navigator was instrumental in Monopoly Solitaire’s success. The game exceeded expectations and we experienced dramatic velocity improvements."

    Zach Pond VP of Marketing and UA

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Solsten Traits

Deeply understand your existing audience's psychology and behavior. You’ll receive recommended actions to improve and enrich their experience—and your metrics.