The Resource Uncertainty in games, Greg Costikyan

Uncertainty in games, Greg Costikyan

Label
Uncertainty in games
Title
Uncertainty in games
Statement of responsibility
Greg Costikyan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Costikyan argues that games require uncertainty to hold our interest, and that the struggle to master uncertainty is central to their appeal. Game designers, he suggests, can harness the idea of uncertainty to guide their work. He explores the many sources of uncertainty in many sorts of games-from Super Mario Bros. to Rock/Paper/Scissors, from Monopoly to CityVille, from FPS Deathmatch play to Chess. He describes types of uncertainty, including performative uncertainty, analytic complexity, and narrative anticipation. And he suggests ways that game designers who want to craft novel game experiences can use an understanding of game uncertainty in its many forms to improve their designs. --
Member of
Assigning source
Edited summary from book
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
794.8/1536
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1230
LC item number
.C67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Playful thinking series
Label
Uncertainty in games, Greg Costikyan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series foreword -- Introduction -- Games and culture -- Uncertainty -- Analyzing games -- Sources of uncertainty -- Game design considerations -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn830945368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262313582
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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d2ee3135-bb95-4b1d-85e5-28117f2e41ac
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35501832
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830945368
  • pebcs0262313588

Library Locations

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