Student Player Type

Student Player Type

Student Player Type: Socialize, Achieve, Explore

There are definitely different types of people in the world. And like people, there are different types of gamers. This post will explore the characteristics of those players and how games cater to and challenge these players. Student affairs professionals will be able to connect this to their work by understanding how player motivation can help motivate them through the gamification of learning.

What are Player Types?

Richard Bartle (1996) defined four major types of players: Socializers, Achievers, Explorers, and Killers. These four players (like people) are the ones who will interact with your game world and with each other. This specifically relates student affairs professionals in how students use, interact, and take advantage of programs and services provided by your college.


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