Hard Fun

Players like the opportunities for challenge, strategy, and problem solving.  Their comments focus on the game’s challenge and strategic thinking and problem solving. This “Hard Fun” frequently generates emotions and experiences of Frustration, and Fiero.

Hard fun is comprised of challenge and mastery and is all about the reward. It typically involves high level of frustration that leads to a strong feeling of personal accomplishment once overcome. It’s about how you feel throughout the process, and what you gain from play.

(Source: Nicole Lazzaro, Xeodesign.com)

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