Meaningful Gameplay Design and the Effect on Eudaimonic and Hedonic Gaming Experience

Wei Jie Dominic Koek, Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen, Valerie Yu

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Abstract

Past research has explored meaningfulness in video game narratives, as well as meaningful play. However, more empirical studies are needed to understand the mechanisms of meaningful play. This paper first investigates how the design of game dialogues may enable meaningfulness in video games (eudaimonic gaming experience) and how it relates to game enjoyment (hedonic gaming experience). Second, it also examines how meaningful play influences prosocial attitudes toward culturally different outgroups. A pre-posttest experiment of a management game was conducted with 174 adult participants. Participants were randomly assigned to either a game with moral scenarios or one without. Results showed that participants who played the game with moral decision-making perceived a higher level of meaningfulness and game enjoyment. No significant relationship was found between perceived meaningfulness and intergroup perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2022
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1624-1633
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133157
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20227 Jan 2022

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2022-January
ISSN1530-1605

Conference

Conference55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period3/01/227/01/22

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, under its Academic Research Fund Tier 1 Grant (RG41/20).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE Computer Society. All rights reserved.

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