“When playing Pokémon, I would suddenly run into long grass hoping to find some rare animals there” Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) have been reported in over 400 unique titles. These include both old and modern video games. I think we will hear GTP experiences from gamers playing Pokémon GO as […]
On the way to a dinner, my boyfriend and I decided to catch some Pokémon. After a couple of encounters, we felt we needed to catch them all on our way to the restaurant. Suddenly, some of our old basic primal instincts as hunters and collectors have been brought back […]
Some gamers have gotten surprised because things were not as in the game; for instance blocky trees. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures. I create the cartoons based on gamers’ experiences with the goal to inform, raise awareness and demystify Game Transfer Phenomena experiences.
I was surprised to see that my research on Game Transfer Phenomena was featured in an episode of CSI: Cyber. In episode 11 (season 1) ‘Ghost in the machine’. As a dear friend expressed to me “science fiction often act as a metaphorical mirror of our collective perspective toward technology […]
Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures. Here you can watch a video related to this experience.
When real life situations resemble certain elements or situations of the game context some gamers have suddenly experienced thoughts where they expect that something would happen as in the game. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures. Here you can watch a video related to this experience.
Gamers have found themselves paying attention to particular stimuli relevant in the game. This has triggered subsequent thoughts and some have communicated their thoughts to others. Some gamers have expressed feeling awkward due to these experiences and questioned their own mental stability. These experiences appear to be explained by attention […]
It is common that gamers reported that thoughts with the logic of the game suddenly popped up. Sometimes it happened when they were just waking up. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures.
Thoughts related with games are commonly reported by gamers, some are accompanied with visualizations of elements from the game. Click here to visit the collection of GTP adventures.
Have you found yourself automatically applying the logic of the game in real life? This has happened to some gamers. This type of experience appears to have occurred typically in relation with repetitive activities in the game. For example turn based games where you need to count steps and wait […]