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09 - formal elements: strategy, theory & gameplay
Formal Elements vs. Dramatic Elements
Structures of Game Dynamics
KEY CHAPTER QUESTIONS
■How are a game’s challenges and strategies associated with gameplay?
■ What are interactivity modes and how do they relate to gameplay?
■ What is the relationship between gameplay and story?
■ What is the difference between static and dynamic balance?
■ How can the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the tragedy of the commons be applied to cooperative gameplay?
• Rules: victory vs. loss conditions
• Interactivity modes
• Game theory: Prisoner’s Dilemma & tragedy of the commons
• Types of challenges
• Challenges & game goals/objectives
• Static vs. dynamic balance
Copyright © 2009 David Javelosa