Genre in video
Games
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Genre?
- Action
- FPS
- RPG
FPS
First Person Shooter
Conventions:
- Guns
- Violence
- Military
- Strong focus on Multiplayer
FPS - Examples
Action/Adventure
Conventions:
- Focussed on single player story
- Features fighting or combat
- Often features platform/pu...
Action/ Adventure - Examples
Task 1
Using the template on Fronter, create a mood
board for the first two main genres we’ve
looked at. You might include...
RPG
Role Playing Game
Conventions:
- Often Fantasy or Sci-fi setting
- Ability to ‘level up’/gain abilities
- It’s asking ...
RPG - Examples
Sports
Conventions:
- A sport… obviously
- Yearly updates
- Focus on details not big overhauls
- Official licensing (eg pl...
Sports Examples
Task 2
Continue the mood board now with the other
two genres we have looked at.

Remember to include a variety of things o...
MMORPG
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing
Game
Conventions:
- Online
- Social
- Monthly subscriptions/ pay for cont...
MMORPG - Examples
RTS
Real Time Strategy
Conventions
- Command large amounts of troops/people
- Long campaigns
- Tactics and resources are i...
RTS - Example
Just a few other genres
- Puzzle
- Simulation
- Story/narrative
- Survival
- Horror
- Racing
- Platformer

- Third person ...
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Video Games Genre Definitions and Examples

  1. 1. Genre in video Games
  2. 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Genre? - Action - FPS - RPG
  3. 3. FPS First Person Shooter Conventions: - Guns - Violence - Military - Strong focus on Multiplayer
  4. 4. FPS - Examples
  5. 5. Action/Adventure Conventions: - Focussed on single player story - Features fighting or combat - Often features platform/puzzle/exploration gameplay - Not so much defined by type of story, instead it’s about the gameplay
  6. 6. Action/ Adventure - Examples
  7. 7. Task 1 Using the template on Fronter, create a mood board for the first two main genres we’ve looked at. You might include: - Gameplay images - Associated items - Words - Real world images
  8. 8. RPG Role Playing Game Conventions: - Often Fantasy or Sci-fi setting - Ability to ‘level up’/gain abilities - It’s asking you to play the role of a character (often includes choices)
  9. 9. RPG - Examples
  10. 10. Sports Conventions: - A sport… obviously - Yearly updates - Focus on details not big overhauls - Official licensing (eg player/team names)
  11. 11. Sports Examples
  12. 12. Task 2 Continue the mood board now with the other two genres we have looked at. Remember to include a variety of things on the board.
  13. 13. MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Conventions: - Online - Social - Monthly subscriptions/ pay for content (freemium or Free 2 Play)
  14. 14. MMORPG - Examples
  15. 15. RTS Real Time Strategy Conventions - Command large amounts of troops/people - Long campaigns - Tactics and resources are important - Less personal narrative
  16. 16. RTS - Example
  17. 17. Just a few other genres - Puzzle - Simulation - Story/narrative - Survival - Horror - Racing - Platformer - Third person shooter - MMOFPS - Text based adventure - JRPG - MOBA - Rhythym game - Beat ‘em up

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