Exergaming Points 2 Ponder
- With many of these games, having a certain competency level prior to playing will translate to better in-game success, but if you are not as high-skilled or have low fitness levels, playing exergames (fitness video games) can be a frustrating experience.
- If we are trying to build perceived competence, autonomy and relatedness - we need to ensure there are ways and game play mechanics that support these Self-Determination Theory principles.
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The interactive vending machine allows customers to show off their soccer skills utilizing Microsoft Kinect technology, with no purchase necessary. Users can create an avatar with their name and begin earning points immediately. Throughout the interactive experience, fans are encouraged to keep the virtual football in the air for 30-seconds as they move through a series of skills challenges. Advanced players can earn bonus time and compete for "Hall of Fame" recognition at each location.