Assessing the Core Elements of the Gaming Experience

  • Eduardo H. Calvillo-GámezEmail author
  • Paul Cairns
  • Anna L. Cox
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


This chapter presents the theory of the Core Elements of the Gaming Experience (CEGE). The CEGE are the necessary but not sufficient conditions to provide a positive experience while playing video-games. This theory, formulated using qualitative methods, is presented with the aim of studying the gaming experience objectively. The theory is abstracted using a model and implemented in questionnaire. This chapter discusses the formulation of the theory, introduces the model, and shows the use of the questionnaire in an experiment to differentiate between two different experiences.


Latent Variable User Experience Positive Experience Personal Goal Observable Variable 
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The authors wish to thank Dr. Sarah Faisal, Dr. Lidia Oshlyansky and Charlenne Jennett for valuable comments on this work. Eduardo H. Calvillo Gámez is sponsored by SEP-PROMEP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo H. Calvillo-Gámez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul Cairns
    • 2
  • Anna L. Cox
    • 3
  1. 1.Innovation and TechnologyCity of San Luis PotosíSan Luis PotosíMéxico
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentThe University of YorkYorkUK
  3. 3.UCL Interaction CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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