Game reward systems: Gaming experiences and social meanings

@inproceedings{Wang2011GameRS,
  title={Game reward systems: Gaming experiences and social meanings},
  author={Hao Wang and Chuen-Tsai Sun},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2011}
}
The authors give an overview of how various video game reward systems provide positive experiences to players, and propose classifications for rewards and reward characteristics for further analysis. We also discuss what reward systems encourage players to do, and describe how they provide fun even before players receive their rewards. Next, we describe how game reward systems can be used to motivate or change behaviors in the physical world. One of our main suggestions is that players can have… CONTINUE READING
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