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A multidimensional typology of games

@inproceedings{Aarseth2003AMT,
  title={A multidimensional typology of games},
  author={Espen Aarseth and Solveig Marie Smedstad and Lise Sunnan{\aa}},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2003}
}
This paper builds on a general typology of textual communication (Aarseth 1997) and tries to establish a model for classifying the genre of “games in virtual environments”— that is, games that take place in some kind of simulated world, as opposed to purely abstract games like poker or blackjack. The aim of the model is to identify the main differences between games in a rigorous, analytical way, in order to come up with genres that are more specific and less ad hoc than those used by the… 

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