Player strategies: achieving breakthroughs and progressing in single-player and cooperative games

@inproceedings{Iacovides2014PlayerSA,
  title={Player strategies: achieving breakthroughs and progressing in single-player and cooperative games},
  author={Ioanna Iacovides and Anna Louise Cox and Ara Avakian and Thomas Knoll},
  booktitle={CHI PLAY},
  year={2014}
}
Challenge is considered to be one of the key components of game-play, where game designers face the tricky task of getting the balance right so that game-play is neither too easy nor too difficult. Through attempting in-game challenges, players experience cycles of breakdown and breakthrough, where breakthroughs involve moments of insight in which learning occurs. However, little attention has been given to how players actually overcome challenges to progress during game-play. Across two… CONTINUE READING

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