Why people play games

Why people play games - Goals When someone plays a game...

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Goals When someone plays a game what they’re looking to get out of it o Entertainment o Aesthetics o Educational (factual) o Simulation (training) Industry Military Recruitment and training o Social o Occupational Therapy Hand/eye coordination for disabilities Trauma assistance o Professional gaming/Gambling o Marketing and Advertising o Fitness Different types of multiplayer Accding to Richard Bartle’s Player Suits Hearts – socializers o Players who primary motivation is multiplayer game play is socialization Clubs – killers o Bit of a misnomer could mean those guys who just have fun screwing around by killing their friends Beneficially Maliciously Diamonds-Achievers: o Those players whose main goal is exploration and or mastery of the game Spades – Explorers o Players whose primary goal is to manipulate the game world Controlling resources Player Motivations Reasons that people play games for entertainment: o Social Interaction-(both local multiplayer and online multiplayer)
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