Study of Visual Interaction and Experience to Play Farmville Game on Facebook

Albar, Deni (2015) Study of Visual Interaction and Experience to Play Farmville Game on Facebook. ICo-ApICT 2015.

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Among social networking media contained in the Internet, Facebook is a social networking media is widely known in Indonesia. In Facebook, there are game application Farmville themed simulation plantation, which is one of popular game and become a phenomenon among the game players in Facebook. Farmville allows players to have a plantation fantasy that consciously or unconsciously, spurring consumerism in the purchase in excess of objects in the game FarmVille. Based on events, it is interesting to analyze gaming experience in Farmville and to identify it to get the meaning of such actions. This study uses phenomenology approach, using data from 10 Farmville gamers who describes his/her experience through in-depth interviews. Informant statements were analyzed with theory of game, theory of player experience and theory of motivation to play. The results showed a tendency of the player interaction experience associated with motivation, purpose, immersivity, graphic and thematic events contained in Farmville. Involving a total (immersivity) players in the game of social media, can occur through the impulse to pursue pleasure, followed by fear, which signified the rules of the game and the visual objects in a certain time. The meaning of the player actions in social media game is escapism, comfort, achievement, shades, embodiment, identity and relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phenomena, Experience, Interaction, FarmVille, Facebook.
Subjects: Prosiding > ICo-ApICT 2015
Divisions: Universitas Komputer Indonesia > Perpustakaan UNIKOM
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 10:25
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 10:25

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