Immersion

Authored by: Carl Therrien

The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415533324
eBook ISBN: 9780203114261
Adobe ISBN: 9781136290510

10.4324/9780203114261.ch55

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Abstract

In their effort to assemble the different theories of immersion into a joint framework, Frans Mäyrä and Laura Ermi have proposed the SCI model (2005), where three types of immersion are defined and intersect in the gameplay experience: sensory immersion, challenge-based immersion, and imaginative immersion. Although there is some overlap between the elements of this segmentation, it will be a useful entry point into the semantic web of immersion.

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