Psychology of Player Engagement

This talk will be an introduction to understanding psychological principles related to video game engagement and how can they affect players. The talk will discuss a variety of concepts such as: emotional engagement, motivations to play, user experience, immersion, flow, and cognitive psychology. Drawing on a variety of academic research, the talk will go into details about the different ways games can utilize human behavior and cognition to make games more engaging, as well as what can detract from their experience.

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