Raph Koster’s Theory of Fun Revisted

One of the assignments for the independent study I’m mentoring on video game theory and interactive fiction was to watch this talk by Raph Koster. Koster’s talk fit nicely with our reading of Caillios’ Man, Play, and Games, but tied those ideas with research from cognitive and evolutionary psychology. It’s a wonderful talk that combines game design, narrative, and science. Highly recommend it.

Tim Lepczyk

Writer, Technologist, and Librarian.

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