Videogame reward types

Phillips, Cody J., Johnson, Daniel M., & Wyeth, Peta (2013) Videogame reward types. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Gameful Design, Research and Applications, University of Waterloo, Ontario.


This research has been conducted to ascertain the validity of existing videogame reward categorisations. An overview of current videogame reward types is provided and the need for further research in the area of videogame reward systems is identified. Possible limitations of the primary existing reward taxonomy are identified. We propose a definition of videogame rewards and present initial findings on a partially validated videogame reward taxonomy. Future games and gamified applications stand to benefit from a categorisation of videogame rewards, as videogame rewards play a pivotal role in player motivation.

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ID Code: 65011
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Reward, Motivation, Gamification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2013 23:25
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 02:21

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