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The Psychology of Games – Secrets of Good Game Design

Programming alone is not enough to fascinate the players of your video game - Learn the methods!
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🚀 You'll know which game elements need to be integrated to your own game to create a fun and addictive gameplay
💡 You will get an insight into the topics of "game design", "the psychology of video games " and a number of basics of the general psychology

Have you ever wondered why some games are so popular that they are played with enthusiasm by hundreds of thousands or even millions of people?

The answer to this is certain psychological tricks, elements and methods that seem simple but can have incredible effects in humans. If you are working on a game or planning to do so, but have no idea how to make the gameplay fun and addictive – You are in the right place!

At the end of every chapter you get a summary of the most important contents. That means that you can watch the course relaxed and attentive without having to take notes.

Important: This is not a programming course. 

Welcome!

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Welcome!

Chapter 1 - Needs

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Needs
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Social Relationships
3
Recognition
4
Success
5
Self-realization

Chapter 2 - Creating Challenges

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Challenge
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Goals
3
Motivation
4
Flow

Chapter 3 - Feedback in Video Games

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Feedback
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Rewards
3
Punishments

Chapter 4 - The Game Environment

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Environment
2
Music and Sound Effects
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Graphic Effects

Chapter 5 - Creating Character Traits for Avatar, Enemies and Sidekicks

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Character
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Enemies
3
Sidekicks
4
Emotions

In a nutshell

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Top 10 Fun Factors
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You did it!
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