041 - What is Computer Game

A game is designed to entertain or educate an individual. Games can be played on a computer desktop/laptop, table, phone or device specially made for game play called a game console. The player interacts with the game through a controller, a hand-held device with buttons and joysticks or pads.

Game is made for fun. Game can be running by specialized game applications known as electronic games. The electronic systems used to play visual games are known as platforms, examples of these are personal computers and game consoles.

Game Console

A game console is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment. The game consists of manipulable images and sounds generated by a video game console and displayed on a television or similar audio-video system. The game itself is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld device connected to the console, called a controller. The controller generally contains a number of buttons and directional controls, each of which has been assigned a purpose for interacting with and controlling the images on the screen.

Game Category

Game genres are used to describes the style of gameplay rather than that of the story or setting as in other media. Many games mix and match among them. Example of combine game genres: MMORPGRTSTPS.

• Role Playing Game (RPG)
• Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO)
• Story Mode Adventure (SMA)
• Turn-Based Strategy (TBS)
• Turn Based Tactics (TBT)
• Real Time Strategy (RTS)
• Real Time Tactics (RTT)
• Multi User Object Oriented (MOO)
• Multi User Dimension (MUD)
• Shooting Game (STG)
• First Person Shooter (FPS)
• Third Person Shooter (TPS)
• All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
• Car Team Racing (CTR)
• Simulation Game (SIM)
• Time Management Game (TMG)
• Business Management Game (BMG)
• Tower Defense Game (TDG)
• Virtual Reality Game (VRG)
• Dress Up Game (DUG)
• Hidden Object Game (HOG)
• Problem Solving Game (PSG)
• Duel Card Game (DCG)
• Sport Competition Game (SCG)
• Retro Arcade Game (RAG)
• Puzzle Logic Game (PLG)
• Level Score Game (LSG)
• Rock Paper Scissors (RPS)
• Player Versus Player (PVP)
• Player Versus Monster (PVM)
• Player Versus Environment (PVE)
• Player Versus Computer (PVC)
• Player Character (PC)
• Non Player Character (NPC)
• Monster or Object (MOB)
• Damage Over Time (DOT)
• Damage Per Second (DPS)
• Good Game (GG)
• eXperience Points (XP)
• Level Points (LVL)

12 Positive Game Benefits

Games are a form of fun • That gives us enjoyment and pleasure.
Games are form of play • That gives us intense and passionate.
Games have rules • That gives us structure.
Games have goals • That gives us motivation.
Games are interactive • That gives us doing.
Games are adaptive • That gives us flow.
Games have outcomes and feedback • That gives us learning.
Games have win states • That gives us ego gratification.
Games have conflict/competition/challenge/opposition • That gives us adrenaline.
Games have problem solving • That sparks our creativity.
Games have interaction • That gives us social groups.
Games have representation and story • That gives us emotion.

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