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Values-based games follow unconventional gameplay mechanics and persuade the player to be more conscious about the events in the game. One potential idea is a game that functions similar to Mario Party or WarioWare, by featuring fast paced party minigames. However, the main focus is on cooperation between players rather…


Video games are known to be forms of interactive entertainment that are played for all types of experiences. Some games, however, inspire thought and consideration of mechanics, narrative, and style. These games are often “art” games, and focus on eliciting reactions from players that are unconventional in the gaming scene…


Video games are media through which people can convey their stories and ambitions to others in an interactive format. One such game embodies this notion to the degree that it is built around it: Dreams by Media Molecule. Dreams is regarded as more of a “game creation system” than a…


Video games are a form of media that make use of interactivity to convey their narratives. As such, they provide another outlet for stories and ideas to be told, while allowing players to have direct influence in their progression. In the game Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the conflict of the…


As many know, games are never built perfectly and may contain noticeable flaws that can be encountered during gameplay. These are known as glitches, and come in all types of forms. What is true of almost any glitch, however, is that it creates a disruption in the normal flow of…


Games require a great deal of care and revision in their coding of mechanics, which still has yet to be perfected. When things don’t go as expected, glitches arise and can range from harmless, visual bugs, to mysterious and entirely game altering ones. Whatever they may be, they are “often…


The year 2008 was an important one in the lifetime of the ever popular console the Nintendo Wii, and it saw the release of one of its most beloved games: Mario Kart Wii. A staple at many parties and a destroyer of friendships, this game was one of the hallmarks…


From well known AAA games to indie titles, the creation of one of the most expressive forms of media has been tied to certain software and accompanying assets. These software, known as game engines, are the grounds for which the basic aspects of games are developed such as graphics, physics…


This past year has seen circumstances that allowed for the gaming scene to grow and evolve in all types of ways, with people having free time to congregate into communities based around their favorite titles. One such title is Animal Crossing New Horizons, which saw an explosion of popularity and…

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