Immersion and Flow (Part 1): How flow is activated and Tetris makes good use of it

Immersion and Flow (Part 1): How flow is activated and Tetris makes good use of it

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Being immersed in a game, or experiencing a state of flow. This is often what makes or breaks a game when you sit down to play it. If the game achieves neither of the two it isn’t a good sign. At least one of these often prove necessary in order to engage a person for longer periods of time.

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Player experiences in MOBA games!

Player experiences in MOBA games!

MOBA’s (Massive online battle arena) have become huge within the Esports. So what makes them so great?

Actually, first things first, what is a MOBA in the first place. Well, take some time to enjoy this short clip that concisely describes the main element of what makes a MOBA:

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Why do we play horror games – A look at Five Nights at Freddy’s

Life is full of curiosities. One of these is our consumption of horror fiction, films and games. Why on Earth would we want to expose ourselves to something that provokes negative feelings such as fear, fright and anxiety? So, how can we make sense of horror? And, what is it specifically about Five Nights at Freddy’s that makes it such a good horror game?

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These are the questions I shall attempt to explain in the following and analyse the game Five Nights at Freddy’s (Scott Cawthon, 2014) in the process.

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Five nights at Freddy’s – Coming Up!

Hi!

So here is a small teaser on what Sunday’s blog post is going to be about!

If you know what the game Five nights at Freddy’s is, then you will know how horrible it is, horrible as in frightening, and if you haven’t acquainted yourself with it yet, then it is about time and join me on the journey.

No worries, if you are no huge fan of the horror genre don’t fret; I will be putting myself on the line for the sake of research. I will play the game during the next few days in order to figure out what all the hype is about.

(Apparently this game is supposed to be quite scary)

In other words, after a few days of scaring the living daylights out of myself, I shall on Sunday attempt to explain what it is in particular that makes this game scary, and also add some thoughts on why the heck we would chose to play games like this in the first place.

Check out the link below for a teaser of the games content! (No jump scares in this video)

Hope to see you on Sunday for, Five nights at Freddy’s !!