A Study on Game Structure by User-Centered Narrative and Play

유저 중심의 서사와 놀이에 의한 게임 구조에 대한 고찰

  • CHO, Il-hyun (SangMyung University, Department of Photographic and Digital Contents)
  • 조일현 (상명대학교 사진영상콘텐츠학과)
  • Received : 2019.05.29
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


Recently, as multi-platform game environments become common, many games of convergence genre have been produced, and the boundaries of genre division by existing platforms have become blurred. The game genre is convergence content consisting of user-centered 'narrative and play'. In this paper, we propose a game genre classification according to the user 's behavior type based on the essential recognition that the subject of the game is the user. The user's actions are done in different genres and goals and rules, and the interaction is an important act for immersion. Therefore, the user's behavioral classification and perception by the game genre are important and expected to help redefine the game structure.


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