Empirica

Open-source JavaScript framework for running multiplayer interactive experiments and games in the browser. It was created to make it easy to develop and iterate on sophisticated designs in a statistically sound manner, and offers a unique combination of power, flexibility, and speed.

Getting Started

Empirica is currently in Beta, we'd be glad to get your feedback! See form in footer.

v1 release later in 2018 The v1 release will come with more features, stability and backward compatibility. Sign Up to Get Updates
Be Productive

Be Productive

Empirica will handle all the tedious logistics: from crossing your independent variables to form treatments, randomization, synchronization, data collection, and managing players. You get straight to what is unique about your research and what interests you, whatever that may be.

Be Expansive & Realistic

Be Expansive & Realistic

Study more complex tasks and set up interactions that happen over any period of time, from seconds to months, or among any number of people, from a single player to groups of any size. Don’t be constrained by the limitations of standard behavioral experiments.

Simple or Complex

Simple or Complex

It is easy to implement simple A/B tests with independent players in Empirica. But it's just as easy to implement group experiments with real-time or asynchronous interactions in a factorial or within-subjects design, or designs involving multiple types of units and conditional logic.

Real or Artificial

Real or Artificial

Empirica provides you with easily configurable artificial players that can be included in the experimental game. This allows for studying Human + AI social systems. This hybrid system could be the future of our society!

Real or Artificial

Flexible Standards

Empirica is based on widely-used web technology standards: Javascript and React.js. This means you can create your own experimental games with only little prior programming knowledge.

Real or Artificial

Don’t miss the action

Deploy your experiment from a web interface and watch the progress in real time with the ability to create one-way mirrors to observe the behavior of players in your virtual lab.

Team

Abdullah Almaatouq
Abdullah Almaatouq
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Nicolas Paton
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We are also advised and supported by a strong team of academics and science enthusiasts including Iyad Rahwan, Duncan Watts, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Joshua Becker, Alejandro Campero, Niccolo Pescetelli, and Joost P Bonsen.

Contact

Reach out to us if you are interested in using the framework, contributing to the development of the project, financially supporting the project, or just to say hi.

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