A downloadable videogame typology

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Videogame genres are meaningless. They tell no story, create no relationships between games, communicate nothing of a lineage of influences and conventions. They are supermarket aisles and junk drawers, overflowing with conflict and yet too deeply entrenched to ever be untangled. And yet, here is something of an attempt. A coining of a dozen terms with which to categorize different games. It is cheeky and contradicting, but at least it has flavor.

Created for Critical Distance's List Jam 2021.

Special thanks to my Patreon supporters for funding my shenanigans.

StatusReleased
CategoryBook
Release date Feb 19, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorNathalie
Tagscriticism, genre, list, meta, zine
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
LinksBlog, Patreon, Twitter

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You've solved genre discourse, we can all go home now. 

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Honestly quite a refreshing lens on game genres

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Fuck yes