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Characteristics of Games offers a new way to understand games, by focusing on certain traits— including number of players, rules, degrees of luck and skill needed, and reward/effort ratio—and using these characteristics as basic points of comparison and analysis. These issues are often discussed by game players and designers but seldom written about in any formal way. This book fills that gap. By emphasizing these player-centric basic concepts, the book provides a framework for game analysis from the viewpoint of a game designer.
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Hardcover. 320 pages. 88 figures. 10 tables. By George Skaff Elias, Richard Garfield, and K. Robert Gutschera.
The MIT Press
W 7” H 9”
The MIT Press
Officially formed in 1962, but with roots stretching back to 1926, The MIT Press is the only science and tech-based university publisher in the U.S. Although its breadth is wide, The MIT Press mainly explores new modes of inquiry on the edges and frontiers of the world. Its goal is to create books and journals that are challenging, creative, and attractive to readers.
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