[MUD-Dev] DESIGN: The game with a thousand faces

Mike Rozak Mike at mxac.com.au
Sat Apr 23 13:57:45 New Zealand Standard Time 2005

Jaycen Rigger wrote:

> I think the fact that so many games are homogenous reinforces that
> same concept.  It isn't lack of understanding, or lack of
> imagination.  It is what it is.  It's a formula that works, that
> people readily accept and identify with.  You will get slight
> variations on the formula, but the main ingredients will never
> change, or the new product will die.

I agree that the current formula is a success, but to use the
Hero's-journey story analogy... Not every story is a Hero's journey.
Mystery novels certainly aren't. Sit coms aren't. Etc. As a result,
I keep thinking there are some missing genres that are being
overlooked. I could well be wrong, and there might really be only
one genre.

Mike Rozak
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