thread: 2014-07-15 : Procedure, Components, Object, Strategy, Style

On 2014-07-16, Ben wrote:

I like that distinction, Justin.

However, I feel that the implicit object of Minecraft is pretty clear: avoid death.

In versions of the game where there is no active threat and you are just free to build as you please, I would call that a digital toy rather than a game. To me, a toy is something meant for play, but without any inherent goal.

Basically, I feel that goal-oriented and non-goal-oriented systems are so fundamentally different that they should be in different categories.


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