This week I have been focusing on re-structuring my essay as it has become out of order due to new ideas and sections. A key idea I learn from researching this week is the chemical dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical released is a chemical released in the brain which makes us feel pleasure and satisfaction […]Read more "Dopamine and how it relates to rewards"
After a meeting with one of the lecturers today what is left to do is refine my ideas and use more references from my sources to back up my ideas and statements. Along with analyzing an RPG game from console and a RPG from mobile and discussing their reward systems and how it affects the […]Read more "Meeting Feedback and Reference list."
Contingent reward System: This week I have been reading about contingent reward systems and how they relate to video games. Contingent rewards are used so that people are motivated to do the task given to them. This is highly related to my topic as I am focusing on how rewards motivate players in video games. […]Read more "Contingent reward Systems"
I have found some information on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. I think this will help to understand what people find motivating. I have found some sources which discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how it relates to rewards in games. Extract from my research essay on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: “Richard M. Ryan and Edward […]Read more "Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation"
17th May Presentation: It was discussed that I should look more into psychological readings to help understand why people do certain things, as it could help to understand why people strive for rewards and what motivates them to complete tasks. Also the types of rewards that the task should be achievable or drag on. For example, […]Read more "Research Essay: Feedback from Draft and Presentation"
Idea Achievements or trophies are rewarded to players when they complete a certain task. Some of these are related to the games narrative and some are completely random, and also changes depending on the type of game. Some of these tasks are difficult to achieve whereas others are much easier and some are quite trivial. […]Read more "Research Essay: Ideas and Discussion"
I decided to go back to the original idea with comparing mobile games with RPG games such as Dark Souls, Skyrim, and Dragon Age. Instead of just focusing on mobile games. Abstract This paper focuses on whether video game players feel rewarded by gaining achievements when completing challenging tasks that require skill and knowledge, or […]Read more "Research Paper – Abstract Re-worded"