Exploring the role of activity in genre

McMahon, Nicole, Wyeth, Peta, & Johnson, Daniel M. (2013) Exploring the role of activity in genre. In IE '13 Proceedings of The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death, ACM, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC.

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This paper provides an outline of genre as we currently know it, and examines the changes occurring as games become more complex. Recent research we've undertaken suggests that our perception of which games fall into which genre category is subjective and that genre hybridization continues to blur our understanding of these categories. Consequently, it is becoming increasingly difficult to categorise game play experience based on traditional genre classifications. We examine the use of videogame activities as a useful mechanism for supplementing our understanding of videogame genre. Through considering activity as a means of classifying game experiences we may obtain a much more nuanced understanding of how players engage with games within a particular genre and across genres.

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ID Code: 65062
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Videogames, Genre, Activity
DOI: 10.1145/2513002.2513023
ISBN: 9781450322546
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ACM
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 22:07
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 06:45

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