Game Classification as Game Design: Construction Through Critical Analysis

@inproceedings{Elverdam2005GameCA,
  title={Game Classification as Game Design: Construction Through Critical Analysis},
  author={Christian Elverdam and Espen Aarseth},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2005}
}
This article discusses the viability of the open-ended game classification model described in “A Multi Dimensional Typology of Games.” The perspectives of such a model is discussed with emphasis on how a structural theory of games can contribute to game design and the development of formal and semiformal game design methods, such as Game Design Patterns. 
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