eCite Digital Repository

Do Achievement Systems Undermine Intrinsic Player Motivation?


Zulkifly, A and Lewis, I and de Salas, K, Do Achievement Systems Undermine Intrinsic Player Motivation?, Proceedings of CGAMES 2013 USA, 30 July - 1 August 2013, Louisville, Kentucky USA, pp. 19-22. ISBN 978-1-4799-0820-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2013 IEEE

Official URL:

DOI: doi:10.1109/CGames.2013.6632598


Achievement Systems are inextricably tied to the largest gaming service platforms in the world currently. The current literature suggests that Achievements act as extrinsic motivators and grant players new challenges and goals in games. However, prevalent models of motivation report that extrinsic motivation undermines intrinsic interest in a task. This paper seeks to explore this problem space and offers a proposed method of measuring this phenomenon.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:game, video game, motivation, engagement, achievements, achievement systems
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Media services
Objective Field:Animation, video games and computer generated imagery services
UTAS Author:Zulkifly, A (Mr Adam Zulkifly)
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
ID Code:86094
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-08-22
Last Modified:2018-03-30
Downloads:2 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page