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XTC pharmacy citizen-science game

This thesis discusses the design and implementation of a serious citizen science game for research into drug regulation for harm reduction purposes. The game, developed for Poppi, simulates what legal XTC sale would look like in three different scenarios: a pharmacy, a smartshop and a night club. Players are able to control what rules apply to this sale process. The game is accompanied with a website to host the game and a back-end tool to download relevant player data for research. In this thesis, the process of designing and implementing this game is evaluated and the most valuable lessons learned from this are highlighted.