A Game Genrelist To Get You Started On Gaming Types
Games are a structured form of organized play, normally undertaken for fun or entertainment, and in some cases used as a teaching tool. Games are different from work, which typically are carried out for monetary gain, and from literature, which are more usually an expression of cultural or aesthetic elements. Games are generally grouped into genres based on the general interests represented by the games themselves, though this has not been as rigid as it seems. For example, there are computer games, card games, board games, trivia games, cooking games, sports games, adventure games, family games, and board games. Board games can be made up of any number of games, even multiple ones.
Computer games are of various genres, including adventure, dress up, simulation, tower defense, trivia, strategy, racing and many others. All these can be easily categorized as games, though the idea of gaming and the term itself may lead to confusion. It has been argued that gaming is really a sub-genre of computer science, or a subset of the field of computer engineering. The sub-genre of computer science has been around much longer than gaming, so there is no clear and definitive answer. Gaming, however, started out as an idea by which technology could be applied to enhance and personalize human interaction.
There are many genres of board games, including casino games, abstract, trivia, theme, and strategy games. Most all of these can be considered interactive, with a degree of decision making involved, though strategy games give players a greater degree of autonomy than abstract games do, while all others have both gameplay and some degree of simulation. Card games, on the other hand, are essentially card games, with little or no simulation.
One of the most popular games in this genre is Tower Defence. Tower defence allows its players to create an environment in which they must defend their territory from attack. Players must work together by building towers which are used to reinforce the walls of their base, as well as protecting them from enemy attacks with items like the bomb. As players progress through the game, they will earn more money and eventually progress to controlling everything in their territory, including flying machines and monsters. Some of the more recent games, such as Age of War, are turn-based strategy games, where players must work to protect their own territory from attack instead of earning money and leveling up.
Of course, no discussion of idle games would be complete without mentioning one of the most popular genres of all: SIMULATORS. SIMULATORS are collections of logical problem solving puzzles. As their name implies, most SIMULATORS involve players interacting with a virtual world and real-life situations, using a simplified version of themselves as the character. SIMULATORS give players a greater sense of accomplishment when they solve a puzzle – it becomes a task to beat the game, rather than just something that must be accomplished to move on.
Finally, we come to another of the most popular genres of all. DRAMA: This is an amalgamation of adventure and action-adventure. DRAMA includes stories set in places like Gothic fiction (i.e., places based on mythology), alternate history (i.e., a time during which something happened in modern times that caused an alternate history to arise), science fiction, detective fiction and more. In a nutshell, it is a game genre about story. The player takes on the role of either a central character (the hero), an important main character or an insignificant minor character, solving problems along the way and generally having a lot of fun while doing so. Some of the more popular CRPGS in this genre include Baldur’s Gate, EverQuest and Might & Magic Online.