Goal Of A Game Interface

Schell says that the goal of a game interface is to "make players feel in control of their experience." 1

We achieve this with immediate feedback from interface interactions, including second-order motions. These make the player feel powerful and in control, leading to a fun experience.

Related Flow State and is one of the Key Components of Flow For Players.

  1. Schell, Jesse. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses. Amsterdam, Boston; Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2008. (pg. 884)