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Publication: Modeling Gameplay Enjoyment, Goal Orientations, and Individual Characteristics

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between gameplay enjoyment, gaming goal orientations, and individual characteristics. A total of 301 participants were surveyed and the data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. This led to an expanded Gameplay Enjoyment Model (GEM) with 41 game design features that influence player enjoyment. Furthermore, […]

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Publication: The Gameplay Enjoyment Model

The article describes the revised and expanded version of the empirical Gameplay Enjoyment Model (GEM) and has been published in the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS). This article also discusses educational game design and research opportunities related to the GEM components of Challenge, Companionship, Competition, Exploration, Fantasy, and Fidelity. Abstract To date, […]

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Publications: Gameplay Enjoyment and Learner Characteristics

ANGLE members Quick, Lin, and Atkinson have produced multiple publications on the topic of gameplay enjoyment, game design, and individual characteristics. This work has lead to the development of the Gameplay Enjoyment Model (GEM), which is being further developed by John M. Quick (you can read more about GEM at Information on the latest publications in […]

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