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Games to play too big

Postby Dugor В» 23.02.2020


In recent years, gaming has undergone a significant transition. No longer is it a playing field of teenagers hunched over their consoles while locked in their bedrooms. In fact, research shows that adult women represent a significantly greater portion of the video game-playing population, surpassing boys age 17 or younger, and that nearly half of all video game players are women Source: Entertainment Software Association.

With an average gaming age of 31, as recorded by a recent Big Fish survey , gamers today have become a far cry from the stereotypical teenager some still picture. Which elements of game play effectively hook a multitude of users of all ages, inspiring them to passionately play level after level, irrespective of age? To answer this question, we referred to Yukaicho, and his revolutionary theory, Octalysis.

Octalysis provides a fascinating explanation on how all good game mechanics essentially play into eight core human desires.

We have prepared a simplified summary of the theory by explaining what those eight essential human desires are and the game mechanics that best channel them.

What inspires gamers? The psychological elements of game play. Meaning — We all search for a form of meaning in our lives, whether it be in the form of religion, profession, family or anything else.

Usually that happens after hours of backbreaking labor or intensive thought. But what if you could feel that way after playing a game? When games provide rewards for work well done, they tap into our primal need to feel accomplished. Each badge, booster, extra life or star, a player receives upon overcoming a difficult challenge, leaves him one step closer to that incredible feeling of accomplishment.

Creativity —We all love to create. Games that let you personalize your gaming environment harp on that creative spirit and channel that very same energy. In the real world, we collect money, jewelry, furniture etc. In the gaming world, we can access those very same feelings by collecting virtual coins, currency, trading goods and properties, but without having to spend hoards of actual money doing so.

Social Influence — We all require human interaction. Some of us crave it quite a bit, others prefer it on a more minimalist basis, but regardless of how much social interaction we prefer, and what type we prefer, we all need it. Games play into that need in a variety of ways. Games capitalize on that aspect of psychology to draw us in. For example, a game might provide players with a limited amount of weapons or gas, and then require them to perform a task or overcome a challenge before they can collect more.

The desire to overcome the next challenge is what keeps gamers passionate about playing the game. How the novel or movie will end or how our own life stories will unfold. Games play into those feelings by keeping the surprises coming. When varying new elements are introduced, or curious surprises are displayed, it keeps that element of suspense going and keeps gamers fully engaged.

We have fears associated with losing them, and will do our utmost to avoid it. Games play into those fears by threatening to lose our progress if we stop in the middle, or our work if we quit.

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Re: games to play too big

Postby Zubei В» 23.02.2020

Another idea: Try setting up a couch cushion obstacle course, Http:// suggests. Breaking the 50GB barrier I love our all-digital future. So why not in games?

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Postby Fenririsar В» 23.02.2020

High-resolution textures and uncompressed audio are storage hogs. Twice the size of our last game. I don't have any hidden object games either The best HTC Vive games for 20 hours ago. Best Baby Games: Birth to 18 Months.

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Postby Nikolar В» 23.02.2020

Main menu screens won't go away after you've started a game is one thing I've encountered. All that uncompressed audio! Fallout 4 is doing the same, with its recently announced 58GB 58GB! You can even try split-screen on that small crap.

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