Dramatic Elements

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Dramatic Elements

  1. 1. Dramatic elements
  2. 2. Challenge Flow • Requiring skill • Merging action and awareness • Clear feedback and goals • Concentration • Control • Can only experience control when there is the chance to loose it • Loss of self consciousness • Experience is an end in itself
  3. 3. Play • Types of play • Agon, Alea, Mimicry, Ilinx • Types of player • Competitor, Explorer, Collector,Achiever, Joker, Artist, Director, Storyteller, Performer, Puzzlers • Levels of engagement, immersion, immediacy
  4. 4. Premise • What is the game about? • Premises need to unify the formal and dramatic elements
  5. 5. Character • Characters vs Avatars • Niko Bellic vs WoW • Free will vs Player control • The Sims vs Quake

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