What really makes games so integral in human culture. Games are historic by nature. Good game design predates the Atari.
I have been watching videos on table top games and I just started reading the wikipedia entry on games:
Now, I am new to game programming, and as I have said in other posts, I think there is so much left uncovered about games in video game design.
So, I am on a mission to uncover exactly why games are so much a part of human interaction.
The wikipedia article gives me some insight into game design, as well as the videos I have seen, but I do see something else in games, I can't quite place a finger on it, but there is more to games that I am sure most "gamers" will ever realize.
Anyone have any ideas as to what this special phenomena might be (I don't think it is quite human interaction, especially when I think of war-gaming).
Chris Craford's definition of a game- an interactive, goal-oriented activity, with active agents to play against, in which players (including active agents) can interfere with each other.
Edited by Tutorial Doctor, 29 January 2014 - 03:18 AM.