Chapter 03 GAME 100

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Chapter 03 GAME 100

  1. 1. Game Development Essentials An Introduction (2 nd Edition)
  2. 2. Chapter 3 Game Elements what are the possibilities?
  3. 3. Key Chapter Questions <ul><ul><li>■ What are some non-entertainment applications associated with game development? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>■ What platforms are available for games, and what specific elements are associated with each platform? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>■ What are the characteristics of popular game genres? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>■ How do modes based on number of players affect the way games are created? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>■ What are time interval options, and how do they change the way a game is played? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Applications <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Community-building </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment & training </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Health & fitness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Platforms Arcade Mach 3
  6. 6. Platforms Console Sony PS3 Microsoft Xbox 360 Nintendo Wii
  7. 7. Platforms Computer
  8. 8. Platforms Online (Multiplayer)
  9. 9. Platforms Online (Multiplayer)
  10. 10. Platforms Handheld Nintendo DS Lite Sony PSP
  11. 11. Platforms Tabletop <ul><li>Pen & paper </li></ul><ul><li>Dice </li></ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul><ul><li>Card </li></ul><ul><li>Tile </li></ul>
  12. 12. Time Interval Real-time Turn-based Time-limited
  13. 13. Player Mode Two-player (Indy 500 Arcade) Single-player (Hardwood Solitaire 3) Local two-player (Dance Dance Revolution)
  14. 14. Player Mode LAN-based multiplayer (Fragapalooza LAN party) Local multiplayer (Gauntlet) Online multiplayer (Counterstrike)
  15. 15. Genres Action Platformer (Mario Galaxy) Racing (Test Drive Unlimited) Fighting (Soul Calibur III)
  16. 16. Genres Action First-Person Shooter [FPS] (Resistance: Fall of Man) Third-Person Shooter (Gears of War)
  17. 17. Genres Simulation Participatory – Sports (Top Spin 2) Process (Spore) Vehicle (Microsoft Flight Simulator X)
  18. 18. Genres Strategy Turn-based strategy (Civilization IV) Real-time strategy (RTS) (The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2)
  19. 19. Genres Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) MMORPG (World of Warcraft) MMORTS (Shattered Galaxy) MMOFPS (Planetside) MMOPG (Puzzle Pirates)
  20. 20. Genres Action-Adventure (God of War II) Adventure (Indigo Prophecy) Casino (Bicycle Casino) Puzzle (Lumines)
  21. 21. Genres Role-playing (RPG) (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) Music/rhythm (Guitar Hero) Survival-horror (Alone in the Dark)
  22. 22. Summary <ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time interval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Player mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul></ul>

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