Audio Article #63: The Open and the Closed: Games of Emergence and Games of Progression

By on 1-20-2009 in Game Design, Writing/Story Development

It is an honor to welcome the wisdom and insight of Jesper Juul to Industrybroadcast.com and a pleasure to be able to share it with you.  In his first piece with us we discuss the differences between Emergent and Progressive games and then uses this theoretical framework to deduce Everquest or any game like it.  For it is an obvious point that the rules of the game influence how the game will be played. What Jesper sets out to do in this article is to uncover how this happens.

Title: ‘The Open and the Closed: Games of Emergence and Games of Progression‘ – Original Article

Book: “Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds

Written by: Jesper Juul (www.jesperjuul.net)

Read aloud by: Ryan Wiancko on January 20th, 2009

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