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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
PREFACE
BOARD GAMES
CARD GAMES
ATHLETIC GAMES
CHILDREN’S GAMES
COMPUTER GAMES
REPRESENTATION
Formal
System
Subjectively Represents
Games versus Simulations
Subset of Reality
Summary of Representation
INTERACTION
Games versus Puzzles
Games versus Stories
Games versus Toys
Significance of Interaction
Nature of Interaction
CONFLICT
Games without conflict?
Summary of Conflict
SAFETY
Summary of Safety
Chapter Two Why Do People Play Games ?
Fantasy/Exploration
Nose-Thumbing
Proving Oneself
Social Lubrication
Exercise
Need for Acknowledgment
Summary
MOTIVATION VERSUSSELECTION
Game Play
Sensory Gratification
INDIVIDUAL TASTES
CHAPTER THREE A Taxonomy of Computer Games
SKILL-AND-ACTION GAMES
Combat Games
Maze Games
Sports Games
Paddle Games
Race Games
Miscellaneous Games
STRATEGY GAMES
Adventures
D&D Games
Wargames
Games of Chance
Educational and Children’s Games
Interpersonal Games
CONCLUSIONS
COMPUTERS
DESIGN PRECEPTS FOR COMPUTER GAMES
PRECEPT #1: GO WITH THE GRAIN
PRECEPT #2: DON’T TRANSPLANT
PRECEPT #3: DESIGN AROUND THE I/O
PRECEPT #4: KEEP IT CLEAN
PRECEPT #5: STORE LESSAND PROCESSMORE
PRECEPT #6: MAINTAIN UNITY OF DESIGN EFFORT
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER FIVE The Game Design Sequence
CHOOSE A GOAL AND A TOPIC
RESEARCH AND PREPARATION
DESIGN PHASE
I/O Structure
Game Structure
Program Structure
Evaluation of the Design
PRE-PROGRAMMING PHASE
PROGRAMMING PHASE
PLAYTESTING PHASE
POST-MORTEM
CHAPTER SIX Design Techniques and Ideals
BALANCING SOLITAIRE GAMES
Vast Resources
Artificial Smarts
Conclusions on Artificial Smarts
Limited Information
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OPPONENTS
Symmetric Relationships
Asymmetric games
Triangularity
Actors and Indirect Relationships
SMOOTH LEARNING CURVES
THE ILLUSION OF WINNABILITY
SUMMARY
CHAPTER SEVEN The Future of Computer Games
FAD OR FIXTURE?
THE TECHNOLOGICAL EXTRAPOLATION
ASSESSMENT: TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION
THE NATURE OF CHANGE
The Flowering of Heterogeneity
EARLY WORK: JANUARY-APRIL, 1982
THE LONG HAUL: MAY-DECEMBER 1982
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Art of Game Design

Art of Game Design

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