Not doing but thinking: the role of challenge in the gaming experience

@inproceedings{Cox2012NotDB,
  title={Not doing but thinking: the role of challenge in the gaming experience},
  author={Anna Louise Cox and Paul A. Cairns and Pari Shah and Michael Carroll},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2012}
}
Previous research into the experience of videogames has shown the importance of the role of challenge in producing a good experience. However, defining exactly which challenges are important and which aspects of gaming experience are affected is largely under-explored. In this paper, we investigate if altering the level of challenge in a videogame influences people's experience of immersion. Our first study demonstrates that simply increasing the physical demands of the game by requiring gamers… CONTINUE READING

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