Amusement Play Styles Structure of Game Play COMP 7970Slide 2
Game Play Styles Games Have different structures that the client must handle Common structures show up in numerous recreations COMP 7970Slide 3
Suggestions? COMP 7970Slide 4
Driving & Physical aptitude Player must control vehicle/self to win Must fit in with environment Music and Dance diversions do this Fighting amusement combos Jumping in stage recreations Special moves in Skate/Snow Board COMP 7970Slide 5
Puzzle - Arrange Geometry Some independent antiquity must be revised into a tackled position Sokoban Solitaire Adventure diversions COMP 7970Slide 6
Dynamic Puzzle Some dynamic ancient rarity must be explored through Deadly pendulums swinging! Tetris COMP 7970Slide 7
Rescue/Collection The player needs to get something Someone should be spared from danger Defender, Choplifter, Donkey Kong Something should be gathered Mario Bros, Sonic, and so forth Diablo, MMORPGs COMP 7970Slide 8
Collision Detection Shooting Player shoots a shot to gain ground towards winning Direct Attack without anyone else\'s input Collision Avoidance Bullets miss you Block punch/kick COMP 7970Slide 9
Obstacle Avoidance Player must maintain a strategic distance from ecological articles/foes to win Pac-Man (Inky, Pinky, and so on) Centipede Frogger Mario Bros and so forth and so forth COMP 7970Slide 10
Obstacle Creation Player makes or controls environment to impact or annihilation rival Eg. Light cycles in Tron Walls in technique recreations Go COMP 7970Slide 11
Search Something\'s covered up in nature Key to bolted entryway Find best X in Geometric state Words in Bookworm Rows or sections of like shading in Bejeweled COMP 7970Slide 12
Material Removal Object is to expel rival\'s pieces Examples Chess Checkers War diversions Action amusements (Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Asteroids) COMP 7970Slide 13
Material Creation Objects are made by client or diversion May be contending process with Material Removal Direct: Tetris, Go, Othello Indirect Fortifications (Walls made to direct movement) Economies COMP 7970Slide 14
Economic Simulation You should set up a stream of material and/or cash Get the most stuff He who passes on with the most toys wins! COMP 7970Slide 15
Economy Simulation Resource gathering Gold, Wood, Iron, and so on, and so forth Direct AOE gatherer units, C&C Indirect Total Annihilation, Kingdoms, COMP 7970Slide 16
Economic Simulation Buildings Create NPCs AOE, Warcraft I, Caesar III Create/change materials Settlers, Caesar III COMP 7970Slide 17
Economic Simulation Traffic Flow Roads! NPC must pass a working for an exchange to occur Zoo Tycoon, Caesar III NPC must stop and convey/lift something up Railroad Tycoon COMP 7970Slide 18
"Research" Create another innovation that improves your NPCs AOE, Starcraft Advance your development COMP 7970Slide 19
Dialog/Negotiation You converse with different players/NPCs To learn things To pick up/lose enrollment in a pack/organization/club To arrange assault/safeguard Trade Read environment for signs News clippings COMP 7970Slide 20
Artificial Life Must develop your animal Train it Feed it COMP 7970Slide 21
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Fun Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Chapter 3 " Enjoyment and the Quality of Life " Some considerations on Game Design – Andrew Glassner COMP 7970Slide 23
What is entertaining? Could you name an affair that should be fun yet was most certainly not? Shouldn\'t be fun, but rather was? COMP 7970Slide 24
Is it sensible to say some product "Is fun" ? COMP 7970Slide 25
Is it sensible to say some product "Is fun" ? It depends: … on crowd … do you need to take in another dialect? Simplicity of play versus Challenge Other encounters: Museum COMP 7970Slide 26
Not simply programming alone! Programming + connection COMP 7970Slide 27
Not simply programming alone! Programming + setting Depends on mind-set COMP 7970Slide 28
What Mihaly did Sociology Interviews Surveys of individuals\' dispositions Using the beeper - " Tell me how you\'re feeling now " COMP 7970Slide 29
How would you be able to be upbeat? Make outside conditions match objectives eg. "slaughter the bastards" or Change your experience of outer conditions Even of house is protected, may in any case stress Make objectives match outside conditions COMP 7970Slide 30
Happiness Money can\'t purchase joy eg. Despondent rock stars Real joy What transpires How we feel about ourselves COMP 7970Slide 31
Pleasure Expectations have been met Too high: Hype about experience Low desires: Random video rental COMP 7970Slide 32
Pleasure Expectations have been met Too high: Hype about experience Low desires: Random video rental Star Wars I & II COMP 7970Slide 33
Enjoyment Forward movement, feeling of achievement Game with coordinated rival Too simple or too hard is unpleasant! COMP 7970Slide 34
Characteristics of Flow Have possibility of finishing the "undertaking" Able to focus Clear objectives Immediate criticism Deep yet "easy" contribution Exercise control COMP 7970Slide 35
Flow A testing action that requires aptitude Hunting canine story: Dog keeps running in circles, proprietor tries to catch pooch Dog runs more tightly circle when expert is drained Dog tunes the test! COMP 7970Slide 36
Control Paradoxical: Can\'t be excessively anxious of disappointment Rock climbers minimize chance More than simply being in control: Exercising control Illusion of Control Anorexia Gamblers "make sense of" chance occasions COMP 7970Slide 37
Addiction Lose capacity to control own decisions Have you ever been dependent on an amusement? What was going ahead in your life at the time? Is it true that it was you, or the diversion? COMP 7970Slide 38
Flow Concern for self vanishes Returns after experience is over Sense of time term is adjusted COMP 7970Slide 39
Flow Concern for self vanishes Returns after experience is over Sense of time length is changed … you notice you\'re eager COMP 7970Slide 40
Success "Makes request in cognizance and reinforces the structure of the self" COMP 7970Slide 41
Success "Makes request in awareness and fortifies the structure of the self" Transition from Beginner to Reasonably Skilled COMP 7970Slide 42
Why do diversions quit being enjoyable? COMP 7970Slide 43
Why do amusements quit being enjoyable? Stagnation Obsolescence (new diversion enhances old) Plateau in aptitudes Pacing or trouble Why come back to an amusement: Nostalgia Forgetting the terrible things Taking a break to think logged off COMP 7970Slide 44
Design to Achieve Flow Pace trouble Allow control Don\'t make things too hard Don\'t make things too simple COMP 7970Slide 45
Glassner Avoid: Making it simple to cheat People will dependably misuse bugs Flight sim Multiplayer sim and so forth and so on. COMP 7970Slide 46
Repetition Make it simple for clients to rehash things Interactivity != Participation The crude tally of mouse snaps is not a decent measure of value! Not all moves made by the client are attractive. Has a fabulous time. COMP 7970Slide 47
Detail Too much detail Required activities excessively point by point Eg. Elixirs in Ultima Online Under-itemized Don\'t remove control from the client "A diversion ought to offer the speediest and least demanding conceivable approach to do everything unless there is some engrossing or instructive motivation to counteract it." COMP 7970Slide 48
Deception Faulty scuba gage COMP 7970Slide 49
Deception Faulty scuba gage Only find by death Too serious, in addition to "spare amusement frequently" is the straightforward, dreary arrangement COMP 7970Slide 50
Large-Scale Randomness COMP 7970Slide 51
Multiple-Choice Conversations COMP 7970Slide 52
Multiple-Choice Conversations Probably OK between Non-Player Characters Should have a practical memory COMP 7970Slide 53
Agency "Don\'t trap players into giving an identity description." COMP 7970Slide 54
Agency "Don\'t trap players into giving an identity description." This is sensible for Role-Playing Games The contention is over first individual versus third individual play Information about the character is vital Can\'t assume a part without recognizing what the part is COMP 7970Slide 55
Choices Label them well Don\'t keep them speculating COMP 7970Slide 56
Complexity Need to have gotten pencil 100 turns prior Brick illustration: need to tap on 100 blocks to locate the right one COMP 7970Slide 57
Paste-On Interaction Design the amusement and the UI together COMP 7970Slide 58
Character Control Don\'t take control of the client\'s character Avoid cut scenes in which your character accomplishes something inept COMP 7970Slide 59
Character Control Don\'t take control of the client\'s character Avoid cut scenes in which your character accomplishes something imbecilic Can utilize them as a prize Must have a plot necessity Problem is principally with first individual organization COMP 7970Slide 60
Interactive Fiction Respect for the player. Player\'s the reality of the situation will become obvious eventually be squandered Don\'t affront or deny her singularity, knowledge, or inventiveness The player will dependably be occupied with fun or fascinating occasions inactively interfacing with them COMP 7970
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