Integrating emergence and progression

Joris Dormans

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This paper investigates how structures of emergence and progression in games might be integrated. By leveraging the formalism of Machination diagrams the shape of the mechanics and a game’s internal economy that typically control progression in games are exposed. Two strategies to create mechanics that control progression but exhibit more emergent behavior by including feedback loops are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiGRA '11 - Proceedings of the 2011 DiGRA International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationthink design play
ISBN (Electronic)2342-9666
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventDiGRA '11 - Proceedings of the 2011 DiGRA International Conference: think design play - Hilversum, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Sept 201117 Sept 2011


ConferenceDiGRA '11 - Proceedings of the 2011 DiGRA International Conference


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