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Video Games

An abstract

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Contents

• Me

• History

• Platforms

• Genres

• Characteristics

• Statistics

• Sources

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Grit Schuster

• Studies in Computational Visualistics

• Internship at Walt Disney Imagineering in LA, CA

• Software Developer at impara in Magdeburg

• Master Studies in Interaction Design

• Master Thesis: Multitouch Input

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History

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1970’s – Arcade Games

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Galaxy Game 1971

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Pong 1972

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Space Invaders 1978

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Pac-Man 1980

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Battlezone 1980

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Donkey Kong 1981

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Frogger 1981

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1970’s – Arcade Games


Q*Bert 1982

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1975 – Play at Home!


http://www.gamingdump.com/consoleevolution.html

1975 1977
Atari Pong Atari 2600
sold 150,000 units in the Christmas season

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1976 – First Handhelds


http://www.handheldmuseum.com/
http://www.handhelden.com/

1976
Mattel Electronics
Football

1976
Mattel Electronics
Auto Race

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Nintendo Handhelds
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/
http://www.handhelden.com/

Nintendo Game & Watch


1982 Donkey Kong JR.
1982 Donkey Kong

1989
Tetris
Nintendo Game Boy

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Platforms

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Consoles
http://www.gamingdump.com/consoleevolution.html

Sony Microsoft Nintendo


Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Wii
Playstation 2 XBOX Game Cube

Playstation Portable DS
GB Advanced

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Sony Playstation 3

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Sony Playstation Portable

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Microsoft XBox 360

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Nintendo Wii

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Nintendo DS

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Input Devices

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Genres

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Puzzle

2008 Echochrome

1989 Tetris

1991 Lemmings

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Jump’n’Run
1985
Super Mario Bros.

1991
Sonic the Hedgehoc

2003
Rayman 3
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Adventure
1980 1980 1984
Zork Mystery House King’s Quest

1987 1993 1998 2006


Maniac Mansion Myst Grim Fandango Sam & Max Season One

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Action-Adventure

2006
1986 Zelda:
The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess

2006 2001
Ōkami Ico
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Strategy
2001
Pikmin

2001
Advance Wars

1997 Age of Empires 1998 StarCraft

1992 Dune II

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Role-Playing Game
1987
Final Fantasy I

2002
Final Fantasy Xi

1996 Diablo

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Massive Multiplayer RPG


2007 1994, 2001, 2004, 2007
Lord of the Rings Online World of Warcraft

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First-Person Shooter
1974
Maze War

2005
Quake 4

1974
Spasim

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Stealth

1998
Metal Gear Solid

1998
Thief: The Dark Project
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Fighting

1987 Street Fighter

1994 Tekken

2007 Dead or Alive


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Sports / Racing

2008 Mario Kart Wii

2005 Madden NFL 06

1982 Pole Position

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Rhythm Games
2004
Sing Star
1998 Dance Dance Revolution

2005
Guitar Hero
1999
Vib Ribbon

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Simulation

2008 Spore
2007 MySims

2000 The Sims I

1995 SimCity 2000

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Nurturing

2005 Nintendogs

2006
Viva Piñata
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Authoring
2005
Electroplankton

2004
Graffiti Kingdom

2008
Little Big Planet

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Characteristics

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Characteristics
http://www.kongregate.com/games/pixelate/understanding-games-episode-1

• Simulated world with rules & goal: Goal defined


by the system or by the player

• Interactivity: Action – Reaction, Feedback for


understanding this relationship

• Motivation: Balanced Challange – match the


player’s skills, mustn’t be boring nor frustrating

• Competition: Conflict between player and system


or between players

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Characteristics 1981
3D Monster Maze

http://www.kongregate.com/games/pixelate/understanding-games-episode-1

• Identification: Influenced by
• Setting – familiarity
• Perspective – 1st person, 3rd person, rear, bird, side
• Control – direct, indirect, input device
• Representation – abstraction, dimensions
• Engaging: story, suspense, coherence, fun

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Statistics

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Market Shares 2007 Germany

• Sony PS2 42%

• Nintendo Wii 26%

• Sony PS3 21%

• MS XBox 360 11%

http://derstandard.at

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WWW

• http://gamasutra.com/

• http://wikipedia.org/

• http://www.pong-story.com/

• http://www.griddles.de/history.html

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