Staffan Björk, Jussi Holopainen

Describing Games: An Interaction-Centric Structural Framework

Volume: 2 ISBN / ISNN: ISSN 2342-9666
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We present a structural framework to describe games in terms of components. The components are divided into four major areas: meta-structure, bounding, narrative and objective. The framework is developed to be used in conjunction with game design patterns, descriptions of patterns of interaction relevant to game play. We describe the development of the framework and how it relates to patterns.