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Game Genres

Learning Intentions

  • Understand what a video game is

  • Understand that there are different types of video games

  • Understand how the classifications of games are carried out

Success Criteria

  • I can provide examples of different video game genres
  • I can explain the differences between certain video game genres
  • I can describe the impact that the genre might have on a game

Starter

  • What does the word genre mean to you?

  • List as many genres as you can

What is a genre?

  • Genres can be referred to as the 'theme' of the game.
  • Much like books, video games have a genre.

 

 

An example definition:

 

  • Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed-upon conventions developed over time.

Examples of genres

Aspects of Game Design

  • Narrative
  • Game Controls
  • Game Mechanics
  • Level Design
  • Character Design
  • User Interface

How are these affected by genre?

  • Choose 2 genres
  • Choose a game which falls into the genre category.
  • Create a document which explains the impact the genre has had on each of the following features of the game:
    • Narrative
    • Game Controls
    • Game Mechanics
    • Level Design
    • Character Design
    • User Interface

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Game Genres
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20:39 | 23-05-2024
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