Games vs. Reality
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Love & Hate relationship with games

Love & Hate relationship with games

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  • 1. GAMES vsREALITY October 2012
  • 2. Love & HATE relationship with GAMES
  • 3. theLovE
  • 4. theLovE REALITY IS DEFECTIVE Not fair Not logical Not predictable Not easy GAMES MAKE SENSE Clear target Clear set of rules Clear progression Clear feedback
  • 5. theLovE GOOD GAMES ARE Fair Logical & Balanced You are rewarded by the effort you put in GAMES PROVIDE THEIR USERS AN AVENUE To accomplish To self-express To connect To belong
  • 6. thehate
  • 7. thehate GAMES ARE LOOKED DOWN UPON IN MANY SOCIETIES Games as a life-style considered to be a waste of time Negative connotation of the simple phrases such as “Playıng games” “Playıng the game”
  • 8. theTRUTH
  • 9. theTRUTH Reality is defective, but it is what we have Games on the other hand are NOT just a leisurely ‘escape’ from the broken realıty. They help: Connect Challenge Satisfy Reward
  • 10. theTRUTH GAMES ENCOURAGE Collaborative working Creativity / Self- expression Sense of community & “belonging” “Color Games” Alliance system in RTS games (help, contribute, communicate, work together) “Hunger Games” (using games as a way to suppress an entire nation) Herodotus & the 8-year famine of Lydians
  • 11. theFUTURE
  • 12. FUTURE Accessibility to games- as we know it- from many more platforms A more connected/ cross-platform approach to not only games, but all sorts of entertainment Games oozing into reality Traditional media Business Policy Education
  • 13. Thank you Rına Onur www.peakgames.net fb.com/peakgames twitter.com/PeakGames twitter.com/rinaonur