BCM300 – Blog Post 7

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Looking today at abstraction, it is clear to see that many games rely on this to bypass the need for an in-depth story or background to the game and allow the play to be simple as possible. Another reason for abstraction is for the aesthetic of the game, as having to recreate figures or objects accurately would require a great deal more time and money and may not be of any added benefit. Games like chess are based loosely on a monarchy in the medieval period with a king and queen, rooks, knights, bishops and pawns. These figures are not based on a specific monarchy, nor is the battle between the black and white people specific to any in history. The game has been abstracted to allow a freedom in tactics and strategy, while still giving each piece a unique way to move about the board.

In my game, I…

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