Problems With Immersion

In David Leonard’s article “Live In Your World, Play In Ours”, he talks about the problem of racial deployment in video games, and how games must be careful not to push racial stereotypes or enforce racism in their attempt to be more diverse. He starts with Grand Theft Auto and the reinforcement of racism that…

Immersion and Decision Fatigue in Videogames

The interplay between decision making and immersion is an aspect of video games I have recently been contemplating. In games such as Crash Bandicoot, the choices a player makes are limited due to linear storylines and simple game mechanics. Other games such as Assassin’s Creed: Origins create vast open worlds that provide players with a…

What Are The Elements of Immersion?

What does it mean to have an immersive gameplay experience? For me, I thought this meant playing a game for hours with little to no breaks. An experience in which all my attention was devoted to the game. Although I felt somewhat satisfied with my answer, I am still left wondering how I am able…