Meeting Feedback and Reference list.

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 game.

So far I have 12 sources which are related to topics in my paper, however some are quite long and I have yet to finish some. There were some really good papers that I found however they needed to be purchased. There are little to no academic papers specifically on video game rewards, systems or loops, most are on human behavior in physical games or life.

Sources List:

Bartle, R. (1996).  Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who Suit MUDs. Essex, United Kingdom: MUSE Ltd.

Begy, J., Consalvo, M. (2011). Achievements, Motivations and Rewards in Faunasphere. Retrieved from:

Hallford, N. (2002). Swords & Circuity: A Designer’s Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games. : Course Technology.

Nicholls, J.G. (1984). Achievement Motivation: Conceptions of Ability, Subjective Experience, Task Choice, and Performance. American Psychological Association Inc.

Salen, K., Zimmerman, E. (2004). Rules of Play – Game Design Fundamentals. London, England: MIT Press Cambridge.

Sun, C.T, Wang, H. (2011). Game Reward Systems: Gaming Experiences and Social Meanings. Hsinchu City, Taiwan: Authors & Digital Games Research Association DiGRA.

Sweetser, P., Wyeth, P. (2005). Game Flow: A Model for Evaluating Player Enjoyment in Games. Queensland, Australia: The University of Queensland.


Kim. J. (2014). The Compulsion Loop Explained. Retrieved from:

Duhigg. C. (2012). The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Random House.

Benabou. R., Tirole. J. (2003). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. The Review of Economic Studies Ltd.

Deci. E.L., Ryan. R.M. (2000). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions. Rochester, New York: Academic Press.

Dolan. R.J., Elliot. R., Friston. K.J. (2000). Dissociable Neural Responses in Human Reward Systems. London, United Kingdom: Society for Neuroscience.


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