BrainHex is the new player satisfaction model by International Hobo, the acclaimed company behind 21st Century Game Design, Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames (with the IGDA Game Writers SIG) and Beyond Game Design: Nine Steps Towards Better Videogames (with some of the leading names in videogames).
This new player model depicts gameplay behaviour in terms of seven key elements in the human nervous systems - the hippocampus and sensory cortices, the amygdala, epinephrine, norepinephrine, the orbito-frontal cortex, the hypothalamus, and the nucleus accumbens.
The model is the successor to the DGD1 (Demographic Game Design-1) and is based upon the DGD2 research surveys, as well as the latest neurobiological research papers, such as Biederman and Vessel's work tying interest to endomorphins.
You can see the seven different Classes of player, and the corresponding exceptions, by clicking on the relevant links in the sidebar.
The BrainHex Class icons were designed by Zakelro Story Studio based upon an original design by International Hobo and are copyright © 2009 International Hobo Ltd.
Feel free to take a copy of your BrainHex class icon (or dual class icon) and display it anywhere you wish! Simply right click and choosing "save as". All we ask is you provide a link to BrainHex.com anywhere you use our images.