Challenge balance and diversity: Playing The Sims and The Sims 2

Bidragets oversatte titel: Udfordringsbalance og diversitet: At spille The Sims og The Sims 2

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Resumé

of ‘challenge’ offers a promising starting point for such inquiries. First the notion of challenge will be briefly introduced. Then the The Sims and The Sims 2 will be analysed and compared with regards to their challenges in order to highlight some of their distinct characteristics as games and to identify some of their differences. These games are interesting in terms of challenge because they, according to a narrow definition of games, are borderline games due to their lack of clear overall goals and a winning condition. Still, challenge seems to offer a fruitful frame of understanding, thus showing promise as a foundation for an extended definition of games.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference : Changing views - worlds in play
RedaktørerSusana de Castells
Udgivelses stedVancouver
Publikationsdato2005
StatusUdgivet - 2005
Udgivet eksterntJa

Citer dette

Iversen, S. M. (2005). Challenge balance and diversity: Playing The Sims and The Sims 2. I S. de Castells (red.), Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing views - worlds in play Vancouver.
Iversen, Sara Mosberg. / Challenge balance and diversity : Playing The Sims and The Sims 2. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing views - worlds in play. red. / Susana de Castells. Vancouver, 2005.
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Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing views - worlds in play. red. / Susana de Castells. Vancouver, 2005.

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