Monday, June 29, 2009

Care is needed

I just read through the excellent first installment on the Game Design Concepts by Ian Schreiber. I recommend reading it:

The definition of game is an interesting matter. I would add to his something like this:

A game "requires that the player care about the outcome of the game."

This is relevant during the play session. Since the game is defined as an "Activity" already I will lump this one in with the definition of game. If the definition was aimed at the construction of the game in its idle state I would remove it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Something i have been pondering for a while.

The form of play in games is to see what happen when you do things.

Along the way you encounter other forms, play goes through feedback which presents consequence. Is it that easy to describe?