Intrinsic motivation: flOw, video games, and participatory culture

  • Braxton Soderman Brown University
Keywords: Csikszentmihalyi, Fan game, Mod

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.

Author Biography

Braxton Soderman, Brown University
Modern Culture and Media Department Brown University PhD Candidate
Published
2009-02-17
Section
Symposium