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By George Skaff Elias,Richard Garfield,K. Robert Gutschera,Eric Zimmerman,Peter Whitley

Characteristics of Games bargains a brand new method to comprehend video games: by way of concentrating on sure characteristics -- together with variety of avid gamers, ideas, levels of success and talent wanted, and reward/effort ratio -- and utilizing those features as uncomplicated issues of comparability and research. those concerns are frequently mentioned through online game gamers and architects yet seldom written approximately in any formal means. This booklet fills that hole. by means of emphasizing those player-centric easy recommendations, the ebook offers a framework for online game research from the point of view of a video game dressmaker. The booklet exhibits what all genres of video games -- board video games, card video games, desktop video games, and activities -- need to train one another. present day online game designers may perhaps locate ideas to layout difficulties once they examine vintage video games that experience advanced over years of enjoying. Characteristics of Games -- written through 3 of the main sought after online game designers operating this day -- will function a vital reference for online game designers and online game gamers fascinated by the interior workings of video games. It comprises routines (which may also function the foundation for discussions) and examples selected from a large choice of video games. There are occasional mathematical digressions, yet those should be skipped without lack of continuity. Appendixes supply supplementary fabric, together with a short survey of the 2 major branches of mathematical video game thought and a descriptive directory of every video game talked about within the text.

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