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Blog: Understanding decision making using dual-process theory

Gamasutra - August 18, 2017 4904

Making decisions is essential to any game, no matter the genre or target audience. To play a game is to make decisions. While there are many different theories that approach decision making from different angles, I will focus on dual-process thinking. ...

Blog: Why do people play games for years?

Gamasutra - August 17, 2017 4856

This post highlights some game systems in Kongregate's mobile publishing portfolio that successfully drive long-term player retention. ...

Blog: Analyzing and understanding player motivation - Part 2

Gamasutra - July 31, 2017 3929

In this article, I want to give some useful examples on existing motivational models and how they can be applied in games. ...