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A diary study exploring game completion and player experience

Mekler, Elisa D. and Tuch, Alexandre N. and Martig, Anja Lea and Opwis, Klaus. (2014) A diary study exploring game completion and player experience. In: CHI PLAY 2014 : proceedings of the 2014 annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play ; October 19-21, 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada. New York, pp. 433-434.

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Abstract

This work-in-progress describes a three-month diary study, exploring how 25 players experienced the puzzle platformer FEZ over several gaming sessions. Following each 30 - 60 minute gaming sessions, players wrote a diary entry describing their game experience and rated their intrinsic motivation. Preliminary findings showed that intrinsic motivation significantly decreased over the course of several sessions. Interestingly, while all players reported comparable experiences during the first few sessions, players who would later finish the game, were less likely to experience this loss of motivation, even before actual completion of the game. Further steps for data analysis are discussed.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodologie (Opwis)
UniBasel Contributors:Opwis, Klaus and Mekler, Elisa D and Tuch, Alexandre N
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
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Publisher:ACM
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
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