Reference point

The reference point version has a different context. Based on the proportional reasoning skill level (measured before) the player has a specific job in the hotel (e.g., internship). The reference point is that the player is told that a promotion (e.g., bar tender) is possible, but that first some proportional reasoning tasks of a higher level must be performed. The reference point version is different from the original version in the introducing backstory, the removal of money rewards, the addition of a progress bar as an indication of how much tasks the player still has to do in order to get the promotion, replacement of the map with holiday destinations by a 'certificate wall'.

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Part of the reference point introduction in the backstory animation


The progress bar is always visible (in the room, subgames etc.). When sufficient progression is made, the player receives a part certificate.

Play the Reference point version

Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H, & de Wildt, R. (in preparation). An Empirical Investigation of the Curiosity Stimulating Characteristics of Serious Games and Their Effect on Learning and Motivation.