Thoughts on classifying games by genre.

Game classification by genre is a bizarre and pretty short-sighted thing, isn’t it? It can mean so much, and often very conflicting things. For example, when does “adventure” stop meaning the same as an “action role-play game” like the main Zelda series and when does it mean “puzzle-based interactive story” al la Monkey Island? When does… Read More Thoughts on classifying games by genre.

GAMES AS A MANIPULATION OF VIRTUAL SPACE: POTENTIAL SPACE 1

Potential space has been mentioned here as the virtual space in which a player avatar can feasibly exist. We shall explore this space and its properties; most importantly how it can shape the challenge a game presents to the player. To recap: Active space, which we have established is the space a player avatar can… Read More GAMES AS A MANIPULATION OF VIRTUAL SPACE: POTENTIAL SPACE 1