Intrinsic Motivation with Serious Games

Intrinsic motivation is one of the strongest driving forces to bring change or to teach someone something. With intrinsic motivation, the will to do something comes completely from within yourself. Intrinsic motivation has a great effect on involvement and allows you to apply yourself for long term goals. This way, you achieve a lasting effect.

The motivation to play a game lies in the activity itself and is therefore intrinsic. It is not surprising that the game industry grows so rapidly. Games like Among Us, Fortnite, and Minecraft have hundreds of millions of players.

Serious games stimulate the intrinsic motivation in the same way as other games do. But serious games direct it onto a relevant and useful goal. This is how The Barn encourages intrinsic motivation within people for learning and meaningful change.