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Ao3 pdf

  1. 1. UNIT 01 AO3 EXPLORE AND DESCRIBE HOW MEANING IS CREATED IN MEDIA PRODUCTS THROUGH THE INTERACTION OF DIFFERENT ELEMENTS What is a game? Jesper Juul in The Game, the Player, the World: Looking for a Heart of Gamesness identifies six characteristics that games have - what he call ‘gamesness’ Crash Bandicoot Call of Duty Minecraft 1. It must have rules You can only kill the enemy. You must follow the game narrative. You can only kill the enemy. You have limited ammo. You must follow the storyline. There are no game rules. 2. There are variable and quantifiable outcomes You can die, or kill opponents. You can gather apples which increase your points. You can get power-ups from masks. You can die, or kill opponents. You can view your kills earned, and deaths acquired. You can die, or kill anybody else. You can gather items to survive, kill and defend with. 3. There will be positive/negative values assigned to the outcomes. You will gain lives when finding special boxes. You will have to restart from the beginning or a checkpoint if you die. You can unlock new weapons, game changing perks, and equipment. You can lose out on bonus things if you fail to complete the outcomes as required. You will die or starvation if you don’t have food. You loot or create greater items when adventuring into harder places. You lose all items when you die. 4. The desired outcome requires effort If you wish to complete the level you must avoid dying and jump into the portal at the end. If you wish to win the game, you must kill, and complete objectives. If you don’t, you’re likely to lose and the outcome will be a loss. You must search, kill and mine for a long period of time to come across greater items. You must build structures to defend yourself. 5. Player has an emotional attachment to the outcome If you fail, it can be frustrating. It can be frustrating when losing, so people aim to win as much as possible. You can die after spending a lot of time building, gathering and acquiring high end content. 6. Negotiable consequences for real life Losing can cause distress and anger. Player may become addicted. Losing can cause distress and anger. Player may become addicted. When you die you lose everything which will be very frustrating.

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