Introduction to Computer Games
Introduction to Computer Games CS 133G
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GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS An Introduction 2nd Edition Jeannie Novak MIDTERM REVIEW Know these concepts PWN 01 49000 Phases in the history of the electronic game industry Different types of game platforms Signi cance of US vs overseas game market Features of speci c game genres know your acronyms MMOG RPG RTS FPS Signi cance of Bartle s players that suit MUDsquot spades clubs hearts diamonds Different types of game player modes Different types of game time intervals Motivating factors in playing games also think ofwhat motivates you to play Game goals and applications otherthan pure entertainment Strategies and challenges used in games also think ofwhat challenges appeal to you Difference between games and other forms of entertainment such as lm Nonlinear storytelling in lm Difference between casual and hardcore game markets Features of character types and archetypes including generational and how they are applied to games Features of game story and character development Signi cance of 1 St vs 3rdperson pointof view Interactivity modes Zero sum vs non zero sum games Static vs dynamic balance Relating challenges to game goalsobjectives Plot techniques and how they re applied to games Elements of character triangles and arcs Forms of character development Elements ofa character description Know these terms NP V39PFDN genre 9 extrinsic knowledge platform 10 perfectinformation high conceptpremise 11 imperfect information backstory 12 transitive relationship synopsis linearhierarchical victory conditions loss conditions intrinsic knowledge intransitive relationship rock paper scissors circular game ratings demographics Prisoner s Dilemma 25 psychographics tragedy ofthe commons 26 cutscenes player mode 27 cinematics time interval 28 modding monomyth 29 machinima Hero s Journey 30 scripted events Hollywood 3act structure 31 protagonist pathing 32 antagonist geographics 33 playercharacteravatar nonplayer character N PC MIDTERM SAMPLE QUESTIONS You are investigating a series of murders collecting clues and solving riddles connected to the crimes along the way Your goal is to recreate what happened in order to solve the crime What matters in this game is not your character who is nameless and faceless but the story that unfolds as you continue to get closer to the truth What type of game are you playing e simulation f strategy a action b adventure b puzzle c roleplaying ANSWER b List and define each of the 4 types of players players that suit MUDsquot identified by Richard Bartle codeveloper of the first MUD a hearts socializers enjoy interacting with other players b clubs killers enjoy manipulating other players c diamonds achievers enjoy manipulating the game world d spades explorers enjoy interacting with the game world What is the difference between local and LANbased play Local play involves two or more players sharing the same machine and LAN local area networkbased play involves two or more players sharing the same network but playing on different machines
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