gordon calleja



From Immersion to Incorporation

In-Game tackles one of the most commonly discussed, yet vague concepts in the game sphere: immersion. Immersion refers to a player’s sensation of inhabiting simulated space. Overuse of this term has diminished its analytical value and confused its meaning, both in analysis and design. In this book I argue that in order to better understand a higher-order concept like immersion we need to first understand the its experiential precursors: attention and involvement.


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