Games and Genres

A genre is “a style or category of art, music, or literature”.

Key elements: look/ sound/ conventions

Platformer: moving from A to B

-levels

-environment

-set character

-no defined story

-side scroller

-goal oriented

Arcade

-pixel

-techno music

Casual

-family friendly

-simple controls

Shoot-em-up: moving through an environment shooting enemies

-gore

-multiple enemies

-action orientated

-little story

-set characters/ world

First-person shooter

-realistic

-open world

-multiplayer

-3D

Simulator

-realistic

Strategy

-battle

-turn based/ real time

-control multiple units

-grid/map based

Puzzle

-set worlds

RPG

-characterisation

-old/ fairly tale like setting

-myths

-tree stats

MMORPG

-open world

Adventure

-going on a journey

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