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Sebastiano M. CossuGame Development with GameMaker Studio 2https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5010-5_10

10. Designing Platformers

Sebastiano M. Cossu
London, UK
In Chapter 9, we mentioned the importance of the cognitive flow in a game. We identified the cognitive flow in that condition in which the player is totally immersed into the activity of playing. While in this status, the player senses a loss of self-awareness and extreme focus on the task and loses track of the time passing. In this phase, the player is constantly learning, and this gives them amusement.
As game designers, we want the player to enter and remain in the cognitive flow, and we can accomplish this task by leveraging on game design and making use ...

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