The Positive Side of Video Games: Part III (August 28, 2012 By Dr. Pamela Rutledge) http://mprcenter.org/blog/2012/08/the-positive-side-of-video-games-part-iii/
Flow in the context of video gameplay:
- The integration of clear goals with responsive feedback
- The merging of action and awareness so that the player has complete, focused concentration on the task at hand accompanied by a loss of self-awareness and the passage of time
- The sense of control and confidence
The balance of skill and challenge keeps the player’s brain aroused, attention engaged and motivation high. The acquisition of skills to meet each challenge also provides a series of mastery experiences.