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Web Games 23/02/2009 10:43:00 Game Genres: “Casual games”—little animated games, usually Flash-based o Shooting down the balloons First Person Shooters (FPS) and action: i.e. DOOM o Ninga Kiwi Role-Playing Games (RPG), including MMORPGs: WoW Adventure/puzzle: Myst etc. o There is some kind of mystery and you’re tryng to move around and  figure out the clues.  Sports and racing games Simulation: The Sims, Second Life Strategy: Starcraft, etc. o The game has a strategy and you have to figure out that strategy to  win the game; don’t usually play with anyone else. Fighting: Street Fighter, WWE Smackdown Advergames: Pepsiman, Burger King, more? Understanding games: the players The machine/game: software, hardware The operator Diegetic versus nondiegetic acts o Diagetic=characters, set, plot, etc.  o Nondiegetic: editing, time that is passing by, etc. 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course COMP 001 taught by Professor Nicholas during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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