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Sea Oak Game | Xiaotian Chen

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Narrative game first pdf | Xiaotian chen

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Polemical Game final pdf

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Reading Response 7 | Xiaotian Chen

1. diegetic refers to elements that actually presents in the game. It includes Elements of conventional narrative and metaphorically patched artifacts. In contrast extra diegetic narrative elements are those unexplained and implicitly comes out. It includes Sanctioned artifacts, technological artifacts … Continue reading

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Reading Response 6 | Xiaotian Chen

Embedded narrative structures are pre-generated narrative components while emergent narrative elements are created by player activity. I’ll take the example of Guild Wars. It has a main story line where the players follow and video to watch after each mission. … Continue reading

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Polemic game idea | Xiaotian Chen

I’m planning to do a game about the petitioners in China. Petitioners are people who are treated unfairly by local government and cannot get help from local court. So they travel to Beijing and hope to find support from higher … Continue reading

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Polemical Game Response | Xiaotian Chen

I played the oiligarchy game by Mollenidustria. It’s really fun to play and conducts the author’s view concretely. In the game, the player is the CEO of the biggest oil company in the world. He will do everything to expand … Continue reading

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Reading Response 5 | Xiaotian Chen

The article talks about documentary game. It is an emerging genre. Usually a documentary work articulate an actuality. More than film, a documentary game need to generate events bearing a plausible relation to reality. Documentary is also a kind of … Continue reading

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Katamari | Xiaotian Chen

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Reading Note 3

1. a) I think paper scissor rock is a perfectly balanced game. Every player has exactly the same options. Every option has exactly 1 advantage and 1 weakness. More importantly, players make decisions at the same time. So assuming no … Continue reading

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Greenfield Rodeo

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Reading Notes 2 | Xiaotian Chen (1 day late)

1. A simple Nim game Operational Rules: Two players take turns removing stones from a same heap of stones. On each turn, a player must remove at least 1, at most 2 stones. The one who removes the last stone … Continue reading

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Reading Note #1 | Xiaotian Chen

Xiaotian Chen 103656118 1. After reading Salen & Zimmerman’s taxonomy of game definitions. explain which definition(s) for game appeals to you most? I like the author’s definition the most: A game is a system in which players engage in an … Continue reading

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