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Detraction in game immersion experiences in social tabletop role-playing games


Wan Jaafar, Wan Munira and Tai, Liang Kwang (2022) Detraction in game immersion experiences in social tabletop role-playing games. Malaysian Journal of Human Ecology (MJHE), 3. 74 - 86. ISSN 2773-4951


Previous attempts to test and measure immersion cognition in social gaming has resulted in mixed results, especially in non-digital social games such as table-top role-playing games (TRPGs). This study seeks to instead investigate the problems of social-immersion in TRPGs through detraction elements and counter-immersive gaming experiences. A thematic analysis amongst focus group discussions amongst TRPG gamers from the Klang Valley region is conducted to investigate the detraction phenomenon. Several key game design topics and behaviours related to the detraction experience have been identified. This study findings suggest detraction as a correlational factor to the overall social-immersive experiences in TRPGs and recommends further research around the subject matter.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Table-top Role-playing Game (TRPG); Detraction/emersion; Immersion; Social cognition
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Faseha Mohd Kadim
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 08:45
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2023 08:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/100942
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