08 November, 2009

Strategic Types of Games

The evolution of games is a fascinating subject. With origins that are deeply rooted in arcade-style games, the game industry has evolved over the last few decades into a realm of many different game styles and genres. Though most of the game types we commonly see today originated in the 1980s, there are still new game styles emerging on a regular basis. The types of players gamers have also evolved during this period. Gamers today have a way of micro-organizing game genres— as the field becomes more diversified, more and more types of games are appearing on shelves. It is important to know these various types of games, if for no other reason than to realize there are many different types of gamers; a player who loves first person shooters will not be as attracted to a football game as a sports gamer. Although this is not a complete list, here are the several major types of games that are being developed:
First-person shooter (FPS)
Role-playing game (RPG)
Massively multiplayer online game (MMOG)
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)
Third-person shooter
Real-time strategy (RTS)
Action (racing, fi ghting, and so on)
The FPS is hands down one of the two most popular genres. mWith origins deeply rooted in the early games of id Software (Doom, Quake, and so on), the shooter has come a long way. Developers like Ubisoft and Bungie have made titles like Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon , Halo , and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six household names.


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