Mapping the road to fun: Natural video game controllers, presence, and game enjoyment

  title={Mapping the road to fun: Natural video game controllers, presence, and game enjoyment},
  author={Paul Skalski and Ron Tamborini and Ashleigh K. Shelton and Michael Buncher and Pete Lindmark},
  journal={New Media & Society},
This investigation examines how video game interactivity can affect presence and game enjoyment. Interactivity in the form of natural mapping has been advocated as a possible contributor to presence experiences, yet few studies to date have investigated this potential. The present work formulates a preliminary typology of natural mapping and addresses how several types of mapping impact the experience of a video game, with the expectation that more natural mapping leads to increased spatial… CONTINUE READING
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