DiGRA '03 - Proceedings of the 2003 DiGRA International Conference: Level Up
ISBN / ISNN: ISSN 2342-9666
We advocate a research approach to determining the conditions of engagement in game simulation that is a multi-disciplinary cultural and scientific inquiry at the juncture of psychological, artistic, and programming perspectives. What are the factors that cause some people to become enthralled with detail-oriented simulation game-play, while others are captivated by more abstracted, symbolic styles of play? How are the conditions of engagement influenced by gender, culture, and age?
culture, decision making, game aesthetics, game composition, gender, intuition, logistics of perception, psychology of engagement, real world psychology and game worlds, Research methodology, synthesis of factors