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Compulsion Loops in Social Games – Devil’s Advocate?

Before you jump the gun and assume I’ll answer the question above with ‘yes’ give it a rest; the answer’s not so simple.

Yes, like a lot of other lovers of AAA titles (big budget console and PC games) I initially saw compulsion loops and thought they were junior-rodeo mechanics, things that were meant to please the lemming-like masses. However, also no because I was completely wrong. Compulsion loops as social game mechanics are stripped down versions of any mechanics you can find in any AAA title.

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