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Importance of interaction

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zaiga
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One of the design principals I usually mention is that there should be plenty of player interaction, but I

FastLearner
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That

Dralius
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I can only speak to the hard core gamers side of this. I like to influence the game when i play. I would rather lose a game against other people than win a game that had nothing or little to do with the other players.

Anonymous
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I think your observation has merit. I play a lot of games with casual gamers when I

zaiga
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Thanks for the replies. I too enjoy mostly games that have a lot of interaction, but I also see that there are a lot of people that prefer games with less interaction. I also want to be able to create games for these types of people.

I thought about this some more. I think that perhaps the distinction between hardcore gamers and casual gamers is not so much in the type of interaction or the amount of interaction in the game. There are casual gamers that enjoy nasty games and there are also hardcore gamers that prefer games with more subtle interaction.

I now think that it just depends on the type of person. Some people like nastiness and backstabbing and other people more enjoy games where conflict can be avoided or is not present.

What I just want to point out is that direct player interaction in a game might not appeal to all players. You can perfectly design a game without too much interaction and still have a game that appeals to a lot of people, because it lacks interaction!

Anonymous
Importance of interaction

Preference, it

Anonymous
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One of the merits of playing a boardgame vrs a computer game or video game is the social aspect. Playing and interacting with living breathing opponents and watching them react to various situations created within the game. So it stands to reason that the more interaction, the better, but as always the answer boils down to; it depends. Different games create different themes, and the level of interaction I think largely depends on the utlimate objective or goal of the game. If it

Anonymous
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The Games Journal had an interesting article on player
interaction
that is well worth reading. I agree with the position taken
in earlier posts that player interaction is a vital part of any game and
by and large, the less interaction there is the less I tend to enjoy a game.
However, I think it is, as with most things, a matter of quality rather than
quantity. Having lots of interaction does not, on it

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