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Flow and immersion in first-person shooters: measuring the player's gameplay experience

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Flow and immersion in first-person shooters: measuring the player's gameplay experience
Researching experiential phenomena is a challenging undertaking, given the sheer variety of experiences that are described by gamers and missing a formal taxonomy: flow, immersion, boredom, excitement, challenge, and fun. These informal terms require scientific explanation, which amounts to providing measurable criteria for different experiential states. This paper reports the results of an experimental psychophysiological study investigating different traits of gameplay experience using subjective and objective measures. Participants played three HalfLife 2 game modifications while being measured with electroencephalography, electrocardiography, electromyography, galvanic skin response and eye tracking equipment. In addition, questionnaire responses were collected after each play session. A level designed for combat-oriented flow experience demonstrated measurable high-arousal positive affect emotions. The positive correlation between subjective and objective indicators of gameplay e...
Lennart Nacke, Craig A. Lindley
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where FPLAY
Authors Lennart Nacke, Craig A. Lindley
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