Why imaginary worlds? The role of self-exploration within online gaming worlds

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 45:e302 (2022)
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Abstract

Dubourg and Baumard posited that preferences for exploration are the key to the popularity in imaginary worlds. This commentary argues that other forms of exploration may also account for the success and appeal of specific types of imaginary worlds, namely self-exploration within interactive imaginary worlds such as videogames.

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