Intrinsic motivation: "flOw," video games, and participatory culture

Braxton Soderman

Abstract


Through a comparison of the free online Flash game updated for PlayStation 3 to World of Warcraft, I investigate participatory culture in the game community. The question of why people pursue activities that offer no monetary or similar reward is answered in part by analyzing fan-produced game modifications or mods.

Keywords


Csikszentmihalyi; Fan game; Mod

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