Motivational Design

Lenses and Patterns for Motivational Game Design

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An area outside of the games space for players to gather and share experiences, offer tips, or just talk.

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A forum for a game can generate a sense of community among the members. Especially with single player games, a forum can allow players to share their experiences and provide help and support to other less experiences players. Even with multiplayer games, forums can be used to talk about strategies, offer suggestions for new game types, or meet up with players you may have met in game.

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League of Legends

League of Legends is a game that requires a lot of practice and strategy to succeed. To better help the community, forums were created. With various sub forums around a variety of topics, players of any skill or play style can find a place to talk with people of similar mindsets.




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patterns/forum.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/10 00:21 by bsnyder