Self-Determination Theory and Player Affect
Self-determination theory is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people's inburn physiological needs
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There’s a particular bond which develops between man and machine. You can see it in how race car drivers talk about their cars.The developer behind Mad Max, Avalanche, managed to capture this relationship between man and machine pretty much perfectly. Spend enough time driving around its massive open world and you’ll see exactly what I mean.Self-Determination Theory holds that our psychological health and well-being is maintained by three basic needs: competence, autonomy, and relatedness. We feel intrinsically motivated when these basic needs are met.In other words, it makes you feel intrinsically motivated to continue playing Mad Max.Mad Max is all about the relationship between man and machine.Avalanche provided the Magnum Opus with lots of different systems to explore, but also a few fail-safes to keep you from feeling foolish.You can take a ton of hits, but the car won’t explode if you bail out at just the right time, either.Games like Mad Maxin other words have to foster personal relationships in order to meet this need. Such relationships can definitely form between players, but they can also form between players and artificial intelligences.
He’s quite a bit more endearing than you might think. In addition to filling several combat-related functions like harpooning and rocketry, Chumbucket frequently chimes in with helpful advice and occasional warnings about the state of your car.Self-Determination Theory holds that people are intrinsically motivated when they feel a strong sense of competence, autonomy, and relatedness.