In this episode of Jargon Schmargon, we take a look at play motivations. What motivates us to play games, beyond the simple act of “having fun”. Several play motivation models have been proposed and will be explored, including Richard Bartle’s MUD motivation model, Nick Yee’s MMORPG motivation model, and the motivation model more recently put forward by Quantic Foundry.
What motivates you? If it is running from zombies and looking for ribbons (#ResidentEvil) then we can’t be friends… just kidding, we can be friends but I’ll be over here playing animal crossing.