How do game platforms influence game goals and genres? Web-based Facebook games – accessed initially through the computer platform, but now also through mobile devices – are often considered to be “social games”. Although multiplayer online console games have always had a social component, the console platform did not give rise to the “social game” moniker. Why do you think this is the case? Choose two distinct platforms and discuss which game genres would be particularly relevant for them – as opoposed to other platforms. Your essay should be between 750 and 1000 words.
Combine two genres discussed in Chapter 3 to create a new hybrid (mixed) genre. What type of game would you create for this new genre? List five unique features of the game. Your essay should be between 750 and 1000 words.
Strategy games don’t always need a military backdrop. Discuss three settings or scenarios not related to the military that could be incorporated successfully into a strategy game. Your essaould be between 500 and 750 words.