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ERIC Number: EJ1112081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Concept Learning and the Limitations of Arcade-Style Games
Moore, David Richard
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v2 n3 p1-10 2012
This study suggests that conceptualization is the primary activity of arcade-style gameplay. Arcade-style game play is primarily a function of presenting concepts to players and continually requiring them to react with finer responses. The degree to which a concept is malleable determines how large its range is in gameplay. In other words, the characteristics of a concept determine its role in gameplay. The primary purpose of this article is to distinguish between two types of concepts; one that is appropriate for arcade style gaming and another that requires a different, more involved style. Designers of games, particularly of educational games, will find guidance for selecting concepts related to their instructional content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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