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Author Costikyan, Greg.

Title Uncertainty in games / Greg Costikyan.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Playful thinking series
Playful thinking (Cambridge, Mass)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In this book Costikyan argues that games require uncertainty to hold our interest, and that the struggle to master uncertainty is central to their appeal. Game designers, he suggests, can harness the idea of uncertainty to guide their work. He explores the many sources of uncertainty in many sorts of games-from Super Mario Bros. to Rock/Paper/Scissors, from Monopoly to CityVille, from FPS Deathmatch play to Chess. He describes types of uncertainty, including performative uncertainty, analytic complexity, and narrative anticipation. And he suggests ways that game designers who want to craft novel game experiences can use an understanding of game uncertainty in its many forms to improve their designs. -- Edited summary from book.
Contents Series foreword -- Introduction -- Games and culture -- Uncertainty -- Analyzing games -- Sources of uncertainty -- Game design considerations -- Conclusion.
Subject Games -- Design and construction.
Game theory.
Video games -- Design and construction.
Computer games -- Design and construction.
GAMES -- Video & Electronic.
Game theory. (OCoLC)fst00937501
Games -- Design and construction. (OCoLC)fst00937536
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780262018968 0262018969 (DLC) 2012030557
ISBN 0262313588 (electronic bk.)
9780262313582 (electronic bk.)
9780262018968 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262018969 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051222605
DEBBG BV042509252
DEBBG BV043040215
DEBBG BV044105737
DEBSZ 421270799
DEBSZ 423211250
GBVCP 800230388
NLGGC 356933164
NZ1 15726202

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