distinctive features

Distinctive Features and Game Design

Research on how to design better games is ongoing, and it can benefit from theoretical frameworks, such as the Mechanics, Dynamics, Aesthetics (MDA) model, and the Distinctive Feature (DF) framework, that we proposed in a previous paper. This paper …

Cooperation in Board Games

Cooperative or collaborative processes feature in many activities. Some authors distinguish cooperation from collaboration [Roschelle and Teasley 1995; Cogo 2006], based on the interpersonal dynamics between the participants. These distinctions, …

Distinctive Features and Game Design

User Experience (UX) is a key feature in game design, where it is known as gameplay. Research on how to achieve better gameplay is ongoing, and it can benefit from theoretical frameworks, such as the Mechanics, Dynamics, Aesthetics (MDA) model …

Distinctive Features in Games

We propose a conceptual framework first used in phonology — the distinctive features(DFs) system — for the study of games. DFs represent key characteristics of a phenomenon. This enables a formal representation of characteristics of games, and can be …