thread: 2012-06-11 : Ask a Frequent Question

On 2012-06-15, Alex Fradera wrote:

Thanks Vincent.

Related q if I may... I really enjoyed Jesse's Play Passionately advocacy ( which I see as something much more specific than G,N, or S but much wider than a single game - a play approach, if you like.

It's not game theory exactly, but it's more coherent and complete than much game advice, something like a middle layer between the two. 'I want X and Y from a game because I know in combination they deliver this, but adding Z dilutes the effect', that sort of thing.

Emily and Matthijs' Play With Intent does something similar, but with respect to a moddable framework, rather than pointing at a swathe of existing games.

And it reminds me a lot of Principles and Agendas which are currently presented as game(s) specific features.

We're still in early days! My question is, are you excited by the notion of articulating game approaches within all these avenues - pan-game, within-framework, within-game - or do you have some hunches about which will prove to be most fruitful?


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