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ERIC Number: EJ1159855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2155-6849
Player Types, Play Styles, and Play Complexity: Updating the Entertainment Grid
Rademacher Mena, Ricardo Javier
International Journal of Game-Based Learning, v2 n2 p75-89 2012
In a previous work the author created the Education and Entertainment Grid by combining various taxonomies from the fields of play and learning. In this paper, a section of this grid known as the Entertainment Grid will be extended by including previously unused elements of Richard Bartle's online player types and Robert Caillois' play complexity. This Extended Entertainment Grid is then analyzed, revealing an interesting synergy between both men's ideas. The main work of this paper, the Updated Entertainment Grid, is then created as a result of this analysis. This grid can be used by teachers as an interesting introduction and application of these taxonomies, by researchers interested in better understanding digital games and their players, and by designers interested in using the grid as part of their game design process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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