Types of Video Games
Types of Video Games
A video game is an organized type of play, usually undertaken mainly for amusement or relaxation, and occasionally used as an educational instrument. Games are different from work, which is generally undertaken for remuneration, or from literature, that is more often an expressive expression of personal or aesthetic views. Work primarily concerns the production of a product or a process, while literature deals with presenting knowledge in the form of literary works. Games are played by groups or individuals in spaces that have been designed just for this purpose. The components of a game, its objective, its nature and features, etc., depend on the games subject, its nature of playing, the group or individuals participating in it and so on.
The most common type of game is the turn-based one, now almost a generic term, denoting any kind of computer games in which the player has to roll the mouse and move the corresponding character from one point to another. This includes all kinds of old-fashioned space strategy games, where the objective is to colonize the most tiles and produce food for the laboring aliens, including those that involve racing against the other players for the last remaining resources on the stations, including resources that can be bought and sold in the course of the game. In the genre of computer games based on board games, the objective is to occupy the most spaces, to win the game; in the category of online games, the object is generally to win the game; and in the category of action games, the object is to shoot the enemies and other objects and to kill the opponents. The names of these genres indicate the various attributes of the games: strategy games, arcade games, first-person shooter games, point-and-click games, racing games, real-time strategy games, etc.
The objective of video games is to solve the puzzle or the storyline, with the use of the same tools and skills that are necessary for solving puzzles and storyline. Different levels of difficulty are designed depending on the complexity of the solution. The video game mechanics include the interaction of the player with the virtual environment through the keyboard, the mouse, the touch screen, the game’s controller, and various devices such as joysticks, hats, and glasses. Various types of graphics styles are used in video games. These include the pre-created graphics styles and the 3D-effects.