Intrinsic motivation: <em>flOw,</em> 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
How to Cite
Soderman, B. (2009). Intrinsic motivation: <em>flOw,</em&gt; video games, and participatory culture. Transformative Works and Cultures, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2009.097
Section
Symposium