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作者 Layton, Robert Joseph
書名 On the Shoulders of Giants: An experiment in death as a meaningful play mechanic
國際標準書號 9781109140729
book jacket
說明 33 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-05, page: 2437
Adviser: Peter Brinson
Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Southern California, 2009
On the Shoulders of Giants is a generational adventure game set in a fictional world where humans are beginning colonization efforts on Mars. Rather than play as a single character, the player controls each individual character in a succession that comprises multiple generations of a bloodline. With a limited amount of time in each character's life, the goal of the player changes from accomplishing personal objectives in the short-term to preparing future generations for their own successes. The decisions of each lifetime act as the foundation for the play environment of future generations. Using death as a core play mechanic, On the Shoulders of Giants offers an unusual perspective by addressing concepts of multi-generational problems, player death, player birth, and the influence of genetics and the environment on the success of the individual
Keywords. Death, birth, family, generations, genetics, bloodlines, lineage, time, ancestors, descendants, civilization, environment, generativity
School code: 0208
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 47-05
主題 Gerontology
Fine Arts
Alt Author University of Southern California. Interactive Media
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