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McMahan, A. (2003). Immersion, engagement, and presence: A new method for analyzing 3-D video games. In M. J. P. Wolf & B. Perron (Eds), The Video Game Theory Reader (pp. 67–87). New York: Routledge.
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-415-96579-9
BibTeX citation key: McMahan2003
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|Categories: Game Design
Keywords: Immersion, Realism
Creators: McMahan, Perron, Wolf
Publisher: Routledge (New York)
Collection: The Video Game Theory Reader
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Some of the ideas are expanded upon in Ermi (2005) and builds upon ideas of presence by Fencott (1999).
Ermi, L., & Mäyrä, F. 2005, June 16—20 Fundamental components of the gameplay experience: Analysing immersion. Paper presented at Changing Views -- Worlds in Play, Toronto.
Fencott, C. (1999) Presence and the content of virtual environments. August 4, 2005, http://web.onyxnet.co.u ... co.uk/pres99/pres99.htm
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"Immersion is not wholly subject to the technology's physical dimensions nor is it wholly dependent on audio or photo realism. Three conditions are required for immersion"
These conditions are described further by Ermi (2005)
Ermi, L., & Mäyrä, F. 2005, June 16—20 Fundamental components of the gameplay experience: Analysing immersion. Paper presented at Changing Views -- Worlds in Play, Toronto. Added by: Mark Grimshaw
Keywords: Conformity & expectation Immersion
Defining realism as one of the factors of immersion/presence, McMahan describes two parts of it: social realism and perceptual realism.
She extends Fencott (1999)'s work and his argument that, because presence relies on perception (which is a mental rather than sensory/tactile state), increased presence derives from increased field of view and a strong sense of foreground and background. Fencott has derived Perceptual Opportunities which include:
Fencott, C. (1999) Presence and the content of virtual environments. August 4, 2005, http://web.onyxnet.co.u ... co.uk/pres99/pres99.htm Added by: Mark Grimshaw