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Mapping the game landscape: Locating genres using functional classification
Malmö högskola, School of Technology (TS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2644-2785
2009 (English)In: Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory. Proceedings of DiGRA 2009, DiGRA , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Are typical computer game genres still valid descriptors and useful for describing game structure and game content? Games have changed from simple to complex and from single function to multi function. By identifying structural differences in game elements we develop a more nuanced model to categorized games and use cluster analysis as a descriptive tool in order to do so. The cluster analysis of 75 functionally different games shows that the two perspectives (omnipresent and vagrant), as well as challenges, mutability and savability are important functional categories to use in order to describe games.

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DiGRA , 2009.
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game analysis, game typology, cluster analysis, digital games
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-16782Local ID: 12205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-16782DiVA, id: diva2:1420296
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Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), West London, United Kingdom (2009)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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