Game Genre CSE 788.14 Based on slides by Rolf Lakaemper (Temple)

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Game Genre CSE 788.14 Based on slides by Rolf Lakaemper (Temple). Genres. ADVENTURES. Genres. Adventure Games cast the player as the protagonist of a story in which the player participates Solving of puzzles, finding various artifacts Sub-genres: Textbased Graphical Action. Genres.
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Game GenreCSE 788.14Based on slides by Rolf Lakaemper (Temple)GenresADVENTURESGenres
  • Adventure Games cast the player as the protagonist of a story in which the player participates
  • Solving of puzzles, finding various artifacts
  • Sub-genres:
  • Textbased
  • Graphical
  • Action
  • Genres
  • Textbased Adventures:
  • First adventures
  • Typical use of verb-noun phraser
  • Earliest titles: ‘Hunt the Wumpus’ (G. Yob, 1972, Basic Game) and ‘Adventure’ (W. Crowther, 1972)
  • Genres‘Hunt the Wumpus’Essentially, you're wandering through a network of numbered caves, looking for the Wumpus; when it's nearby, you'll smell it, and you can try to kill it by shooting into one of the caves that's near you. If you wander into the same cave as the Wumpus, you die. Other hazards include bats--which pick you up and dump you somewhere else--and pits, which kill you.source code !Genres…or ZORK (1981)GenresHybrid Text / GraphicThe Hobbit (1982)spectrum emulatorGenres
  • Graphic Adventure
  • Graphical (point and click) Interface
  • Introduced by Sierra Online’s King’s Quest 1984
  • Lucas Arts: Maniac Mansion 1987
  • GenresKing’s Quest I (by Roberta Williams)Genres
  • Action Adventure
  • The only commercially successfully remaining action genre
  • Reflex Based as well as puzzle solving
  • Most prominent: The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986 (US: 1987 on NES)
  • GenresLegend of Zelda, NES 1987GenresLegend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Game Cube 2004Genres
  • Educational Games
  • Attempt to teach the user using the game as a vehicle
  • Mostly target young users
  • Growing market !
  • …can also teach programming on a very high though entertaining level, e.g. ‘Robot Wars’
  • Best known: ‘Carmen Sandiego’
  • Genres
  • Example: ‘Alpha Beth’ 1985
  • PLAY
  • Genres
  • Fighting (Beat’em Up)
  • Emphasize on one-on-one combat between (two) players
  • Usually focus on martial arts
  • Usually as dramatic and physically impossible as comical
  • Sophisticated interfaces !
  • Early title: ‘Way of the exploding fist’, Melbourne House 1985 PLAY!
  • Genres‘Way of the exploding fist’, Melbourne House 1985, Sinclair Spectrum VersionGenres‘Mortal Combat: Deadly Alliance’, Midway,2002, XBOXGenres
  • First Person Shooter
  • Emphasize shooting and combat from a specific perspective, most of them place player behind hand/weapon
  • Tend to be scaringly violent
  • 3D effect is usually enhanced by 3D-sound
  • Most prominent: DOOM, Quake, HALO
  • First title: …
  • Genres
  • Battlezone, ATARI, 1980
  • Genres
  • DOOM
  • Id software,1993
  • Genres
  • HALO
  • Xbox,Bungie Studios,2001
  • Genres
  • MMOGs
  • (Massive Multiplayer Online Games)
  • Subscription based virtual worlds for thousands of players to interact together
  • Titles: Ultima Online, Everquest, World of Warcraft, etc.
  • GenresEverquestGenres
  • Platform Games
  • Probably the best known genre, ‘the’ computer game
  • Running, jumping etc. on 2D or 3D platform
  • ‘Side-scrollers’, usually (2d) from a side perspective.
  • Most prominent: Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Lode Runner, Sonic, …
  • GenresJumpman1983, ATARI 400GenresDonkey KongNintendo, 1981GenresMario BrosNintendo, 1983GenresSuper Mario BrosNintendo, 1985Genres
  • PUZZLE Games
  • Require the gamer to solve logic puzzles or navigate complex locations such as mazes.
  • Genre crosses frequently with adventure and educational games
  • Titles: Tetris, Sokoban, Boulderdash,…
  • GenresTetris1985 Alexey Pazhitnov, Vadim GerasimovGenresBoulderdash1987 DatabyteGenres
  • RACING GAMES
  • Place player in the driver seat of vehicle
  • Emerging in early 80s
  • Extremely popular
  • Various input devices
  • Titles: OutRun, MarioKart,…
  • GenresOutRunSEGA, 1986GenresMarioKart Double DashNintendo, 2004Genres
  • Role Playing
  • Player acts as adventurer who specializes in certain skills
  • Emerged from board (pencil&paper) role playing games
  • Usually science fiction or fantasy setting
  • Titles: Ultima, Diablo, …
  • Genres
  • ULTIMA 1
  • 1980
  • Written in basic
  • 3000 lines of code
  • Memory takes less than one texture in current version…
  • GenresULTIMA 1, 1980GenresULTIMA 9, 1999Genres
  • Fixed Shooters
  • The classic 2D shooters
  • Space Invaders, Galaga, R-Type, …
  • GenresSpace Invaders Galaga Genres
  • Simulation
  • Aim to simulate a specific activity (e.g. flying an airplane / running a company) as realistically as possible
  • Usually time consuming to play, huge manuals etc.
  • Titles: Little Comp. People, MS Flight Sim., The Sims, Medieval,Warcraft,…
  • The SIMS is the most popular game ever !
  • GenresLittle Computer PeopleActivision, 1985, C64GenresThe SIMSBill Wright,Maxis, 2000GenresSportsSports simulation, of course.GenresWinter GamesEPYX, 1983,C64Genres
  • Strategy
  • Focus on careful planning and skillful resource management
  • Thinking games
  • Often turn based
  • Usually war strategy
  • Titles: M.U.L.E., Civilization, War Craft,…
  • GenresM.U.L.EEA, 1983Genres
  • Civilization 1
  • Sid Meier, Microprose,1991, DOS
  • Genres
  • WarCraft III
  • Blizzard, 2003, PC
  • Genres
  • Traditional
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • ETC
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