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Rules, gameplay, and narratives in video games

Ang, Chee Siang (2006) Rules, gameplay, and narratives in video games. Simulation & Gaming, 37 (3). pp. 306-325. ISSN 1046-8781. (doi:10.1177/1046878105285604) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36354)

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Abstract

An explanatorystudy is conductedto examine the different kinds of rules in video games. Two layers of game, the abstract and the narrative layer, are explored to unify the study of gameplay and narratives. Derivatives of paidea rules and ludus rules are analyzed in relation to gameplay and narratives. A model is presented to show the relation between rules, gameplay, and narratives. Video games are seen as having two layers, an abstract layer and a narrative layer, which are linked by game rules. It is hence maintained that gameplay and narratives should not be antagonistic; they should be complementary when studying video games.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1046878105285604
Uncontrolled keywords: abstract layer; gameplay; game rules; ludus rules; narrative layer; narratives; paidea rules; rules; video game
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 09:50 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36354 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ang, Chee Siang: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1109-9689
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