[casual_games] Escapist article on immersion -- seek quotes
Jónas B. Antonsson
jonas at gogogic.com
Mon Jul 10 10:45:18 EDT 2006
I just wanted to throw you these links :
The effect of immersion can be incredibly strong, as suggested by the article. There is other material on this which I suggest you look into (google).
Personally I think immersion is strongly related to empathy. I feel that if I, somehow, emphasize strongly with some element, character or situation in a game then I am more likely to have an immersive experience. I think it also has a lot to do with creating situations where the player can feel heroic, strong, respected and responsible. An alternate reality where the whole world actually revolves around the player is a strong magnet - throw in a little empathy and you have a recipe for an immersive experience.
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From: casual_games-bounces at igda.org on behalf of Allen Varney
Sent: sun. 9.7.2006 19:15
To: casual_games at igda.org
Subject: [casual_games] Escapist article on immersion -- seek quotes
An upcoming issue of the online gaming magazine The Escapist (www.escapistmagazine.com ) concerns immersion -- the quality of games that draws you into them so you lose track of time and possibly even of your physical body.
For that issue, I'm writing an article titled "I Lost It," which will quote many game designers about the nature of and reasons for immersion, the ways a game design can foster an immersive experience, and the importance of immersion to interactive entertainment.
If you're a game designer with something interesting to say about the topic of immersion in games, or a funny story about your own immersive experiences playing games, I'd like to hear from you and to quote you in my Escapist article. Brevity helps.
I need your comments by this Wednesday, July 12. Please e-mail me offlist at allenvarney at gmail.com . Thanks!
-- Allen Varney
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